Coefficient of Variation

Definition:

A measure of investment risk that defines risk as the standard deviation per unit of expected return.

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Implied volatility

The expected volatility in a stock's return derived from its option price, maturity date, exercise price, and riskless rate of return, using an option pricing model such as Black-Scholes.

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