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How to assess ETF Volatility/Risk

How can I use StockCharts to tell me the standard deviation, risk, beta or volatility of a stock or ETF to assess and compare risk.
Thanks.

Best Answer

  • markdmarkd ✭✭✭
    edited February 2016 Accepted Answer
    Here's a link to the Chart School article on the Standard Deviation indicator:

    stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?st=volatility&id=chart_school:technical_indicators:standard_deviation_volatility

    If that is what you want, you can add it to a chart style. Note that although the default parameter is 10 (two weeks on a daily chart), you could change that to 21 (a month), or 63 (a quarter) or whatever your time horizon.

    If you have a number of stocks/ETFs you are interested in, you could add them to a list, scan for membership in that list "[favorites list is ??]" and then add "rank by [Std Deviation(x) ". The results page will be sorted by the StdDeviation value. You can then save back to the favorites list in that order.

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  • Thanks. Late to pick this up. Gotta get used to this Forum
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