Low-risk stocks lead to higher returns, study says

04/21/2012 | InvestmentNews (free registration)

A recent study is challenging the link between risk and reward when it comes to investing in stocks. An analysis of global stock markets between 1990 and 2011 found that the least volatile stocks had significantly higher returns than those whose prices fluctuated the most. The least volatile U.S. stocks had returns of more than 12% during that time, while the most volatile had an average decline of nearly 9%.

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