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Tip of the Day Be Cautious of Home Equity Loans

Be Cautious of Home Equity Loans - You have worked hard to buy your home and keep the payments up, but sometimes we get in over our heads or due...

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Standard Deviation

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 of the Day Investment Fund

Investment fund - It is a firm, which invests the pooled funds of a retail investors for a fee. By aggregate the funds together of a large number of these small investors into a specific investment. An investment company gives individual investors access to a wider range of securities than...

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