Glossary

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Volatility
A relative measure of a security's price movement during a specific time period, calculated mathematically using standard deviation of daily price changes.

Volume
The total number of shares of a stock traded during a specific time period. High volumes usually correspond to news announcements regarding the company.

Voting Trust
The deposit of shares, along with transfer of voting rights to a trustee for a specific period of time.


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