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This is a phenomenon that cannot be explained by standard theories. In the case of investing, these are often divergences from the CAPM*, which assumes that investors are rational and that there is a linear correlation between risk and return.
The theory of 'behavioral finance' has since questioned the hypothesis of investor rationality. One well-known anomaly is the low-volatility (low-vol) anomaly. Based on the CAPM*-based theory, low-volatility equities can be expected to realize lower returns than high-volatility equities, since rational investors will only want to run more risk if they are rewarded for this in the form of extra returns. In practice, however, it can be seen that risk and return are less strongly correlated than is often thought.
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* CAPM = Capital Asset Pricing Model