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Investor Education: Beta

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Beta can be used to understand the volatility of the stocks within your portfolio so you can stay consistent and understand the risk you are really taking. You can use beta to make sure you aren’t taking on more or less risk than you had originally planned. It can help you understand why your total portfolio may be reacting disproportionately to the price movement of just one or two stocks or why it is lagging/leading the major market indexes as a whole.