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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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Effects of glucose and volatile fatty acids on blood ghrelin concentrations in calves before and after weaning.
Furthermore, the quantitative increase of the total volatile fatty acid concentrations in the treatment groups according to the control, were directly proportional with the increase of the oregano doses at the 56th days of the experiment, except beginning.
Study of syntrophic anaerobic digestion of volatile fatty acids using enriched cultures at mesophilic conditions, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 8(1): 83-96.
Effect of temperature on the anaerobic thermophilic conversion of volatile fatty acids by dispersed and granular sludge.
Concentrations of volatile fatty acids (VFA) (mmol/1), cellulose, and sugar (g/kg wet matter) in the rumen content of moose.
Practical observations on the quantitative analysis of free volatile fatty acids (VFA) in aqueous solution by gas-liquid chromatography.
Then follow with a bicarbonate solution rinse to change the residual smelly volatile fatty acids to sodium salts.
Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) have been implicated in acid injury and gastric ulceration in porcine gastroesophageal mucosa and may contribute to acid injury and gastric ulceration in equine non-glandular squamous mucosa.
It was also expected that the system would produce and use volatile fatty acids effectively and would subsequently provide a significant amount of methane gas production.
Vlaeminck et al [8] found that a large and independent dataset of OBCFAs could accuracy predict the molar proportions of volatile fatty acids in the rumen.
The percentage of methane on the total gas volume was measured with Sperian gas analyser while volatile fatty acids were measured using Spectrophotometer.