Today, I decided to take a deeper look into the USDP. I got a question a few weeks ago about the beta of the portfolio. I thought that was interesting and decided to take some time to look at it. Just in case some of you are not as familiar, beta is basically a factor that gives you an indication how a stock or portfolio reacts historically compared with the rest of the market.
-A stock/portfolio with a beta of over 1 would generally increase more than the market in rising markets but also decline more in down markets. Cyclical companies, technology stocks and others would fit.