What does volatility mean?

Definitions for volatility-ˈtɪl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word volatility.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volatility(noun)

    the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor

  2. volatility, unpredictability(noun)

    the trait of being unpredictably irresolute

    "the volatility of the market drove many investors away"

  3. excitability, excitableness, volatility(noun)

    being easily excited


  1. volatility(Noun)

    The state of being volatile

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volatility(noun)

    quality or state of being volatile; disposition to evaporate; changeableness; fickleness


  1. Volatility

    In finance, volatility is a measure for variation of price of a financial instrument over time. Historic volatility is derived from time series of past market prices. An implied volatility is derived from the market price of a market traded derivative. The symbol σ is used for volatility, and corresponds to standard deviation, which should not be confused with the similarly named variance, which is instead the square, σ².


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volatility in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volatility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Saad Hashmey:

    We expect volatility to continue.

  2. Rupal Bhansali:

    We're finding value in volatility.

  3. Shen Zhengyang:

    Volatility would naturally increase.

  4. Zheng Weigang:

    More market volatility will be the new normal.

  5. Adrian Mastracci:

    The volatility does present some opportunities.

Images & Illustrations of volatility

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