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VWAP

This is short for volume weighted average price. It is, as the name suggests, the average price weighted by volume. For example if four securities have prices of £1, £2, £3 and £4 the average is £2.50 ((£1+£2+£3+£4)/4). However if there are 500 of the first three securities and 2000 of the fourth, the VWAP …

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VOLATILITY

This is the extent to which an asset prices rises and falls and also the speed with which it does so. As such it is a way of describing the price risk associated with that asset. As a rule of thumb the higher the volatility of an asset the greater the returns an investor should …

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VIX

An index, created by the Chicago Board of Trade, to measure volatility. Also known as the “fear gauge” the Vix captures in a single number the volatility in S&P 50 stock prices expected by Chicago-based options traders. The higher the Vix, the greater the expected volatility in the stock market. READ MORE

VENTURE CAPITAL TRUST

This is a vehicle that allows investors to back fast growing, early stage companies via a trust structure that is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Since this is a high risk investment there are tax breaks available including a maximum 30% rebate of your initial investment (subject to conditions) and a capital gains tax …

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