Volatility is often thought to be equivalent to risk, the greater the volatility, the riskier the asset.
The volatility indicator calculates the standard deviation of the price movements over the chosen interval. This is divided by the price and expressed as a percentage. The whole process is repeated for each day and the result is displayed as a chart. To use volatility, activate a chart and select volatility from the analysis selector in the Analyst's toolbar.
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