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Lowest Beta in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry Detected in Shares of GFI Group (GFIG, ITG, IBKR, INTL, LPLA)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage industry with the lowest betas. Lower-beta stocks mean minimal volatility and are therefore generally considered to be a less risk and offer more stable returns.

GFI Group ranks lowest with a a beta of 0.3. Following is Investment Technology Group with a a beta of 0.9. Interactive Brokers ranks third lowest with a a beta of 1.0.

INTL FCStone follows with a a beta of 1.0, and LPL Investment Holdings rounds out the bottom five with a a beta of 1.0.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of GFI Group on July 30th, 2014 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $4.29. Since that recommendation, shares of GFI Group have risen 43.4%. We continue to monitor GFI Group for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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