Investment return data commonly has an asymmetric distribution. This occurs because investment performance is often skewed since investments experience periods of abnormally high and abnormally low performance, and because sample investment performance data are always changing. Investors should consider all of these factors when attempting to gauge investment volatility by using the standard deviation.
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