positive skewness

positive skewness

[′päz·əd·iv ′skü·nəs]
(statistics)
Property of a unimodal distribution with a longer tail in the direction of higher values of the random variable.
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The SGS distribution captures the significant positive skewness of the Nino3 PDF (Fig.
Furthermore, all categories exhibited positive skewness, indicating that most of the expenditures are in the lower end category and fewer expenditures are in the higher end.
The exchange rate returns in all the economies apart from Japan and Sweden have positive skewness.
In addition, the jobs-growth differential between firms at the 90th and 50th percentiles was 16 percent larger than that between firms at the 50 th and 10th percentiles, again suggesting positive skewness in employment growth rates.
Skewness statistics show that unexpected inflation and changes of expected inflation are positively skewed with the highest positive skewness found in unexpected inflation and the lowest in changes of expected inflation.
As a result, large payoffs with small probabilities appear overly attractive and investors prefer stocks displaying high positive skewness.
The raw frequency histogram of the element nickel of area study maximum amount of nickel 2666 ppm is associated with peridotite rocks and has positive skewness (Fig.
McNichols and Wilson (1988) find less positive skewness during earnings announcements.
A significantly positive skewness measure suggests the reverse.
The positive skewness regardless of amount of schooling indicates an asymmetric tail extending toward more positive values.
The poor sorting of the grains of river sands due to the presence of fine grains are also distinguished by the positive skewness.