|Bid||46.4700 x 35400|
|Ask||46.4800 x 38000|
|Day's Range||46.4510 - 46.5860|
|52 Week Range||39.6100 - 46.7400|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.25%|
One of the significant problems for the first formal asset pricing model developed by financial economists, the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), was that it predicts a positive relationship between risk and return. However, empirical studies have found the actual relationship to be flat, or even negative.
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