asymmetrical distribution


A situation where the values of variables tend to occur at irregular frequencies and the mean, median, and mode will occur at different points. This is said to exhibit skewness. Conversely, a symmetric or a normal distribution, when depicted on a graph, will be shaped like a bell curve and the two sides of the graph will be symmetrical. Investment return data typically has an asymmetric distribution.
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asymmetric volatility phenomenon (AVP) at best