Dispersion (finance)

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Dispersion is a measure for the statistical distribution of portfolio returns. It is the asset-weighted standard deviation of individual portfolio returns within a comparable client group (composite) from the composite return.

Types of dispersion[edit]

Dispersion is of the following types:

  1. Range
  2. Variance
  3. Standard deviation
  4. Mean absolute deviation
  5. Quartile deviation

A more extensive list is at Statistical dispersion.