- CFA Exams
- CFA Exam: Level I 2021
- Study Session 2. Quantitative Methods (1)
- Reading 7. Statistical Concepts and Market Returns
- Subject 9. Symmetry and Skewness in Return Distributions

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**CFA Practice Question**

Identify the following histograms as symmetric, uniform, skewed left, or skewed right.

B. skewed right; skewed left; symmetric

C. skewed left; skewed right; uniform

A. skewed left; skewed right; symmetric

B. skewed right; skewed left; symmetric

C. skewed left; skewed right; uniform

Correct Answer: A

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**User Contributed Comments**
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User |
Comment |
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mtcfa |
What is the difference between uniform and symetric?? |

JP09 |
Uniform would look like a straight line drawn horizontally across the graph. The frequencies would be uniform across the range not symmetrical. |

bobert |
JP09: Would it be proper to correct you by saying that, a Uniform distribution is always symmetrical, but a symmetrical is not always uniform? |

MattyBo |
agree. good point bobert. |

loisliu88 |
where can I find the definition for uniform distribution. can I find it in the textbook? |