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Total number of shares traded for a security on a given day.


An assessment of Risk based upon the Standard Deviation of the asset's Return.


How much the price of an option will change in relation to the volatility of the underlying asset.


The measurement of how far each data element in the data set is away from its mean (average value).

Value At Risk (VAR)

Measurement of the financial risk associated with one or more investments over a specific time frame. It estimates the amount of assets needed for collateral to offset losses.


The act of determining the current worth of an asset or company.

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