beat the averages

Definition

The task of performing better than the market as a whole, or to obtain superior investment returns, typically on a risk adjusted basis as compared with other popular stock price averages such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 index. Can also refer to individual securities. Portfolio managers are typically judged by their ability to beat the averages, however it has been indicated that it is nearly impossible to do so on a consistent, risk adjusted basis.
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