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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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Worth attention here is that the volatile oil showed high anti-inflammatory activity (68, 50, 35, 34, 37 and 13% at time intervals of 0.
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The EU Foreign Affairs Ministers said in a statement that the problem of high and extremely volatile oil prices "constitutes an issue of concern".
Its principal contributor to flavor and aroma is the volatile oil anethole.
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35% WoW to close at 39,390pts, as volatile oil prices, expectation of decline in cement dispatches, overcast political situation along with a spree of profit-taking specifically in cement, fertilizer and banking sector kept the market in check.
Operations will include a mix of continued resource delineation in the volatile oil window and pad operations in lower risk more defined areas of the play.
He also noted that the coal mining business of Semirara is affected by falling international coal prices while volatile oil prices add to business costs.
Volatile oil prices will continue to weigh on the government's balance sheet, says Moody's Investors Service in a recently published report.
Founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas, it has approximately 226,000 net leasehold acres in the oil and condensate, or black oil and volatile oil, windows of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and approximately 69,000 net leasehold acres in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in Mississippi and Louisiana
Dr Mirza said volatile oil prices and rising production of non-traditional energy sources such as shale oil required more co-operation among nations to ensure price and market stability.

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