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Chicago, IL – May 3, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Rocky Brands, Inc. RCKY, The Boston Beer Company, Inc. SAM, Conagra Brands, Inc. CAG, DMC Global Inc. BOOM and United States Cellular Corp. USM.
Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:
Buy 5 Low-Beta Stocks for Immunity to Market Volatility
Smart and successful investors never follow crowd, instead, they focus on extensive research for creating a proper investment strategy. Following the crowd blindly and investing in risky stocks will fetch handsome returns only when the market is bullish.
In this article we have presented a strategy which clearly shows that less-risky securities could also reward investors with impressive returns.
Beta indicates the volatility of a particular stock with respect to the market. In other words, beta measures the extent of stock price movement relative to the market (we are considering S&P 500 here).
If a company has a beta of 1, it means that the relative volatility of the stock is the same as that of the S&P 500. In the same way, if the stock’s beta is greater than 1 then it is more volatile compared to the market. Conversely, a beta below 1 signifies less volatility.
Now, if a portfolio’s beta is 3, it is three times more volatile than the market. Hence, if the market is projected to give 20% return, the portfolio will then definitely contribute 60% return which is amazing.
However, the opposite case also holds true. If the market slips 20% then the portfolio return plummets 60% which is surely a matter of concern.
And that's what we're screening for today…
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