Volatility meaning

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The condition of being volatile.
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The degree to which something is volatile.
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(finance) A measure of the degree to which a security rises or falls in price over a period of time.
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Volatility generally refers to a situation that is constantly changing, such as startups, mergers, acquisitions and failures in the tech world. Stock market volatility refers to the index constantly rising and falling. In all cases, the rate of volatility or the change in volatility are of major concern. See volatile.
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An extreme fluctuation in price that affects a stock, bond, or other financial instrument and is usually accompanied by unusually high trading volume. Volatility is caused by expectations of poor earnings, unexpected bad news from some other company in the industry, or external events, such as expectations of a war or political turmoil. Poor economic data or bearish comments from Federal Reserve officials also can cause volatility.
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The state of being volatile.
  • The state of having a low boiling point and evaporating readily.
  • (computing) The state of not retaining data in the absence of power.
  • The state of being able to fly.
  • The state of being unpredictable.
  • (Financial markets, countable, plural volatilities) A quantification of the degree of uncertainty about the future price of a commodity, share, or other financial product.
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