Glossary: V

These are common terms used in the financial services industry

Volatility

An explanation of how quickly the price of a market or instrument rises or falls. A highly volatile market can be risky for short-term investors as they risk buying at a peak or selling in a trough at a loss.

VWAP

Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) - A method of pricing an instrument accounting for the volume available to trade at a particular price.

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