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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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.