Volatility definition

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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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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 condition of being volatile.
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The degree to which something is volatile.
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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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Noun

Singular:
volatility
Plural:
volatilities