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Volatility

A measure of a security's stability. It is calculated as the standard deviation from a certain continuously compounded return over a given period of time. It is an important measure in quantifying risk; for example, a security with a volatility of 50% is considered very high risk because it has the potential to increase or decrease up to half its value. Volatility may influence the type of investments one makes: one may directly invest in non-volatile securities, such as a certificate of deposit, but highly volatile securities lend themselves more to short selling and other forms of hedging.

volatile

Tending to be subject to large price fluctuations. Traders generally prefer volatile securities if they buy and sell on short-term price movements. See also beta.
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However, few volatiles may have actually been lost because the velocity needed to escape the Earth's gravity is quite high," said Canup.
At 24 hours, there was a 49% loss of volatiles from pure chocolate, a 68% loss from sweet chocolate, and an 82% loss of the compounds from milk chocolate.
But a pot with a young tomato plant, and even a cup of perfume made of tomato volatiles, did attract the seedlings (see movie at www.
Molten aluminum is much more volatile than molten steel, so some contaminants do more than spoil the chemistry.
This is so although Indonesia is a large agricultural country which is known as one of the world's leading producer of volatile oils.
Vacuum venting is used on many sheet extruders to draw off residual monomers, other volatile organic compounds, and moisture.
The volatiles test is one of the most difficult tests to perform in a sand lab because it depends on time, temperature and sample weight.
The measurement of volatiles in fish is not common, even though volatiles are a pervasive pollutant in rivers and other water bodies," said James Mueller, president of CEP.
Their research provides further insight into the volatiles and flavors that can occur in SMP during aging.
Not only do the volatiles in botanical scents attract pollinators and delight the human nose, he notes, but they also serve to protect plants from pathogens and pests.
Following the Preface, Contents are: Section 1 - Flavour of Biological Origin including: Role of Diet and Environment in the Natural Flavours of Seafoods; Volatile Acids and Nitrogen in Prawn Powder; Screening for and Control of Debittering Properties of Cheese Cultures; Co-oxidation of Caratenoids by Lipoxygenase in Tomatoes; Composition of Volatile Constituents in Tarragon at Different Vegetative Periods; Biochemical Pathways for the Formation of Esters in Ripening Fruit; Volatile Components of Spoiled Dry-Cured Hams; Analysis of Volatiles of Kecap Manis (a typical Indonesian Soy Sauce); New Flavour Compounds of Cucumis melo L.