rate of change

Definition

Expressed as a ratio between change in variables over a specific period of time. Can be represented graphically with the slope of a line, or illustrated with the Greek letter delta. Stock traders rely on the speed of change of one stock price relative to another stock's price.

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  • Some products have a very high rate of change and its important that you can keep up with the times.

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  • There was a rate of change that was unprecedented so naturally we double checked our sources and then we were certain.

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  • The rate of change in some industries can be quite high so don't try and jump in the water at the last minute when its to late.

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