Volatility Primer 3: The Normal DistributionThe random variation of monthly or annual asset returns conform to a probability distribution known as the normal (Gaussian) distribution...

Volatility Primer 2: The Relationship Between Return And Volatility (Or Risk)In general, there is a correlation between increasing risk and increasing return. In order to get a higher annualized return, you will...

Volatility Primer 1: Volatility BackgroundVolatility is a statistical measure of the variability of returns in a given asset or index. Volatility of returns is extremely...

Bonds Are Likely Too Heavily Weighted In Most Passive PortfoliosPassive portfolios rely on historical performance for their relative weighting of assets. To the extent that future returns match...