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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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The results exhibit that the volatile oil in Basilicum polystachyon has very strong bioactivity of antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxicity.
According to the M&A update for 2Q2016 by Baker & McKenzie, volatile oil prices, geopolitical uncertainty and a shifting M&A landscape have not constrained dealmaking in the Middle East.
Saudi is currently facing a contraction in growth due to the volatile oil price and the need for diversification into other verticals of great importance if the country is to see further growth, according to media reports.
Volatile oil was distilled from the ground plant material using Clevenger distillation apparatus (Herbal Exir Co., Mashhad, Iran).
Coal can also save Pakistan from shocks of volatile oil market which can rebound anytime while dams can ensure generation of thousands of megawatts of cheap electricity, said Chairman UBG North Zone Abdul Rauf Alam, said a press release.
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Despite the mild oven conditions applied, it was estimated, with comparison to the corresponding Fisher assay [3] and thermogravimetric analysis data [16], that about 40% by weight of the lighter and more volatile oil fraction was lost in the process (i.e.
Shell chairman, Jorma Ollila, said the deal was an important one for Shell: "The result will be a more competitive, stronger company for both sets of shareholders in today's volatile oil price world."
Parsley (Petroselinum sativum) (1) is a low-sodium, low-calorie, and fat-free food that contains two different kinds of potent compounds: volatile oil components and novel flavonoids.
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