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ETF Trading and Investing Strategies (Collection) by Marvin N. Appel, Leslie N. Masonson, Tom Lydon

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Glossary

alpha

A measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the volatility (price risk) of a mutual fund and compares its risk-adjusted performance to a benchmark index. The excess return of the fund relative to the return of the benchmark index is a fund’s alpha.

bear market

A market in which the prices of securities are falling. A downturn of at least 15–20% in more than one index is considered to be the start of a bear market.

beta

A measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole.

blend

Also known as a hybrid fund. A category of equity mutual funds with portfolios made up of both value and growth stocks.

bond

A debt security in which the issuer owes the ...

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