Volatility Analysis for Comcast Corporation
This chart shows Volatility for Comcast Corporation, defined to be the price range as a portion of the average price:|
For instance, on 2/4/2011 the average price was 21.84 with a range of 0.35, indicating a Daily Volatility of 1.6%. The Daily Volatility is obtained by dividing the daily range by the daily average. A longer Volatility period such as Weekly Volatility is obtained by dividing the weekly price range by the weekly mean price. This is a different concept from the weekly average of daily volatility.
For reference, the price is plotted in red. The remaining marks on the plot correspond to the Volatility measured across several time intervals.
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 21 years, the Average Quarterly Volatility of CMCSK stock price has been 27% while the Average Daily Volatility has been 3%.
If you have ever seen a "yield curve" you should be able to understand the concept behind this "yield curve". These Volatility Curves each apply to a discrete time interval. As the timespan across which Volatility is measured increases, the Volatility is expected to increase. The relationship between the length of time, and the expected change in price, is not linear, as is demonstrated by this chart. |
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. |
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