Term of Focus - Volatility

Volatility

The likelihood that an instrument's value will change over a given period of time, usually measured as beta.


Hedge Fund Glossary

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Value investment strategy

An approach that involves purchases of stocks that the manager deems to be priced below their intrinsic values, or are out of favor with the market but are still fundamentally solid. Such funds typically employ long-term holding periods and experience low volatility.

Venture capital

Money given to corporate start-ups and other new high-risk enterprises by investors who seek above-average returns and are willing to take illiquid positions.

Volatility

The likelihood that an instrument's value will change over a given period of time, usually measured as beta.