Barometer

Definition:

Economic and market data that represent an overall trend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an example of a stock market barometer.

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Central Limit Theorem

The Law of Large Numbers states that as a sample of independent, identically distributed random numbers approaches infinity, its probability density function approaches the normal distribution. See:... Read More

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