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Tip of the Day Open an Online Savings Account

Open an Online Savings Account - One of the best ways to save money and receive a fair return on your money, about 5%, is to open an online savings...

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Definition: The standard deviation of a stock measures its volatility.  In investing, volatility is synonymous with risk, so one could say standard deviation measures total risk.

StockJargon Advice: The higher a stock's standard deviation, the higher the risk.  For example, a stock with a mean annual return of 8% and a standard deviation of 4% is less risky than one with the same return and a standard deviation of 22%.

 

 

 

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Definition: Quality of earnings is usually mentioned when referring to earnings announcements. Advice: Companies whose earnings are largely the...

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