Volatility is a rate at which the price of a security increases or decreases for a given set of returns. Volatility is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a g...

Volume Profile

The volume profile refers to an advanced charting study used to show trading activity where volume is displayed at prices instead of over a certain time.


Volume Weighted Average Price, VWAP, is a trading tool calculated by taking the number of shares bought times the share price and dividing by total shares.

Variable Rate

Any interest rate or dividend that changes on a periodic basis.


An estimate of the value or worth of a company; the price investors assign to an individual stock.

Value investing

A strategy whereby investors purchase equity securities that they believe are selling below estimated true value. The investor can profit by buying these securities then selling them once they appreci...

Value stock

Typically an overlooked or underpriced company that is growing at slower rates.

Value-style funds

Value-style funds typically hold company stocks that are undervalued in the market. Fundamentally strong companies whose stocks are inexpensive but trending upward may also be selected for value funds...


Volatility refers to the degree to which a traded security fluctuates in price.