High Beta Index

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High Beta Index

An index of highly volatile stocks. A stock's beta is a measure of its volatility compared to the wider market; as a result, a high beta index consists only of volatile stocks. An investment that tracks a high beta index is considered risky.
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Alka Banerjee, Vice President of Strategy and Global Equity Indices at S&P Indices, said: "Using a methodology which is simple and transparent, the S&P International Developed and Emerging Markets High Beta Indices are designed to show the performance of stocks culled from their respective benchmarks that are most sensitive to changes in market returns.
Fitch initially began its analysis of the credit default swap indices in 2003 by assigning fund ratings to the unleveled credit linked notes of TRAC-X North American high grade and high beta indices.
Both the S&P 500 Low Volatility and High Beta Indices allow investors to benchmark specific market segments, while also providing a basis for new investing and trading strategies.