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  • Beta can be defined here two ways: Related to Mutual Funds: Measures a Fund's relative volatility, as compared to a standard market index, such as the S&P 500. (By definition a market's beta will always be equal to one.) A Fund with a higher beta (more than 1) is more volatile than the market. Related to Equities: Beta is used to measure the volatility of a stock's price relative to the general market. The S&P 500 index is used as a proxy for the general market. Betas are shown for all U.S. stocks where a five-year trading history is available. A stock with a higher beta (more than 1) is more volatile than the market and vice versa. As far as determining a companies beta? Here is a link that will help you to do that: http://stock-beta-calculation.info/

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