Apple Computer Historical Volatility
This chart shows Volatility for Apple Computer, defined to be the price range as a portion of the average price:|
So, to derive the Daily Volatility on 2/15/2011 of 0.6%, the price range for the day (2.42) was divided by the average price (358.76). Daily Volatility (the daily range as a portion of the daily average price) is plotted in green. Blue is Weekly Volatility, which is the weekly range as a portion of the weekly average price. This is a different concept from the weekly average of daily volatility.
The red plot shows the actual price. Volatility, as measured through various intervals, ( Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly) is plotted according to color.
According to academic theory, Volatility is exactly equal to Risk. But investors often make a distinction between these two concepts. The different character of Volatility as seen in different time frames, lends some support to the investor's view. During 27 years, the Average Quarterly Volatility of AAPL stock price has been 37% while the Average Daily Volatility has been 4%.
You may be familiar with the "yield curve" which shows how interest bearing yields vary according to term. Each Volatility Curve is a snapshot in time. From left to right, each position plots the Volatility associated with increasing intervals of time. However, as seen in this plot of the AAPL Volatility Curve, the increase is not constant. |
This histogram is a frequency distribution of Daily Volatility, corresponding to the green points on the first chart on this page. |
Similarly, the purple points on the top chart, the Quarterly Volatility Values, are subjected to frequency distribution here. |
For Subscribers: Refined Analysis of Apple Computer Volatility and Risk Behavior
Companies in the News:
|Friday, February 18, 2011: We have news on Fiserv, Inc., ticker symbol FISV. Signs of an over-bought condition have become noticable. Also, there are breaking events concerning Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and McCormick & Company, Incorporated. |
From the News Archive: (2/18/2011 ) Bad news came from Reynolds American, Inc., Dollar Tree, Inc., Zimmer Holdings, Inc., and NVIDIA Corp.
More AAPL Technical Analysis Topics
Information on public pages is delayed. Associates of Hybrid Technical may hold positions in issues covered here. These reports are not to be used for stock-picking or investment decision support. Any such use is strictly prohibited.
Notice: Pages available to the public on this site are for entertainment and academic purposes only. We do not advocate investment in common stock. We do not recommend the purchase or sale of this or any other issue. Research shows that most people who invest in common stock will lose money.
Charts and concepts are property of Hybrid Technical. All Rights Reserved. All Content is Copyright 2010 by Hybrid Technical