historical volatility

Definition of "historical volatility"
  1. A calculation of the change in value of a financial instrument, like a security or futures contract, during a certain past period
How to use "historical volatility" in a sentence
  1. The financial analyst assessed the historical volatility of the futures contract before making a recommendation.
  2. Assessing the historical volatility can help an investor understand the risk associated with a particular security.
  3. Understanding the historical volatility of a security can help forecast its potential future performance.

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