Corporate Finance - Is Positive Beta Better than Negative Beta?

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Is Positive Beta Better than Negative Beta?

A Beta factor represents risk in a financial instrument or commodity. Explain the reasons for changes in beta and explain if one should be more concerned with a negative versus positive factor. Be sure to reference volatility. Please provide an example of negative Beta.

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School: University of Maryland


Cooperate finance- beta effects.
In the stock market, beta is a numeric value that is used to measure certain stock
fluctuations about the overall stock market. It is the linear dependence of a stocks return when
compared to the market return about the stocks to market’s volatility ratio. Beta increases with
the level of the risk involved but the returns speculated are equally high. An investment with a
zero beta means no risk involved. A negative beta outlines that the stock market moves in the
opposite direction. The negative beta investments rise when the market falls. Gold stocks possess
a negative beta since its value does not fluctuate the way currencies do. When markets grow, the
positive beta proves more pr...

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