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volatility

A measure of the ease with which a substance forms a vapor at ordinary temperatures. See Vapor pressure.

volatility,

n the measure of a chemical's vapor pressure, which is the basis for its evaporation rate, boiling point and—if the chemical is flam-mable—its flammability.
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This contrasts with the history of Bitcoin prices, in which volatility is higher over longer horizons.
Chou (2005) indicates that range-based models cannot capture volatility dynamics and by properly modeling the dynamics, range retains its superiority in forecasting volatility.
During sustained low periods of volatility in the past, Singer has repeatedly observed bad behavior by investors, such as increasing leverage and systematic market exposures.
Today's low yielding environment makes this harder to achieve but we believe a low volatility high dividend approach in emerging market equities can be part of the solution," stated James Norman, President of QS Investors.
Volatility provides a good measurement of potential risk and is a powerful tool to use in making decisions.
Hence, central banks try to avoid excessive volatility in overnight rate because; (1) any erratic volatility in these rates may prove to be unfavorable for efficient market functioning through ineffective policy signals; and (2) this unwarranted volatility in overnight rates may be transmitted to long-term rates which are more relevant from the perspective of consumption and investment decisions in the economy.
Evidence provided by Grier and Tullock also supports this conjecture, where a positive volatility-growth relationship is found in a large, diverse sample of countries using a specification that includes several institutional proxies--and the size and significance of the volatility coefficient is reduced when an explicit measure of institutions is included.
Several of the studies that found rising transitory income volatility used the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics (PSID).
Based on the industry leading S&P 500 Low Volatility Rate Response Index, XRLV offers a two-factor solution to investors looking for low volatility equity exposure while seeking protection against rising interest rates.
Next, the volatility of returns was calculated based on daily Brent prices from January 20, 1987 to December 31,2013(6,643 observations.
They decompose the total market volatility into the expected and unexpected components
There is a fairly tight link between 180D volatility on the S&P 500 and US initial jobless claims, which have slowed in their decline in recent months, inferring that if the current trend persists, it could spark bigger swings in stock prices (Figure 1).