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Great-West Lifeco Volatility

: 16.64% (As of Today)
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Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index, it shows how the price swings around its mean. The volatility here is measured as the annualized standard deviation between monthly returns from the security over the past year. In most cases, the higher the volatility, the riskier the security.

As of today (2021-12-08), Great-West Lifeco's Volatility is 16.64%.


Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Great-West Lifeco's Volatility, along with its competitors' market caps and Volatility data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Great-West Lifeco Volatility Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Great-West Lifeco's Volatility distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Great-West Lifeco's Volatility falls into.



Great-West Lifeco  (OTCPK:GWLIF) Volatility Calculation

The annualized volatility is calculated as following:

σA=σM * 12
= 1/(n-1) ∑(Ri - R')^2 * 12

Where: σM is the monthly volatility, n is the number of months in the period, Ri is the security's historical monthly returns and R' is the arithmetic mean of monthly returns.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Great-West Lifeco  (OTCPK:GWLIF) Volatility Explanation

Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. It’s often measured as standard deviation or variance of historical returns over a certain period. The volatility here is measured as the annualized standard deviation between monthly returns from the security over the past year.

Volatility reflects the uncertainty or risk of a security’s value. Generally speaking, a higher volatility suggests a higher risk, because it implies a wider fluctuation around average price. This means the price of the security can change dramatically in either direction within a short period. Conversely, a lower volatility means that the security's price is more steady, which suggests a lower risk.

Another measurement of relative volatility is Beta. Beta is a measure of systematic risk of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. Beta is usually compared to 1. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market.


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Great-West Lifeco Business Description

Great-West Lifeco logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524113 SIC : 7311
Address
100 Osborne Street North, Winnipeg, MB, CAN, R3C 1V3
Great-West Lifeco is one of the three big Canadian life insurance firms. With just under half of the firm's profit and revenue in Canada, Great-West also operates in the U.S. and Europe. In Canada, Great-West provides both individual and group insurance. In the United States, Great-West operates Putnam Investments and defined-contribution recordkeeping firm Empower Retirement. In 2020, Great-West announced it would acquire Personal Capital and MassMutual's recordkeeping business. In Europe, Great-West offers life insurance, annuities, and reinsurance primarily in the U.K., Ireland, and Germany.

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