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Volatility Financial Glossary

What is it? Statistical term to quantify the dispersion of variables such as rates or prices around the mean. A measure of the variability of the price of an underlying financial instrument, rate, commodity, or currency. Volatility only measures the quantity of the change - not the direction. Volatility is not influenced by the direction of the change; it does not matter whether the price rises or falls.

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