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This analysis represents an economic analysis utilizing varying analytical data. It is not representative of a projection of the stock market, or of any specific investment.
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Standard Deviation is a statistical measure of the degree to which an individual value in a probability distribution tends to vary from the mean of the distribution.
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First used September 2009
Revised June 2013