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### Odd Lotter

Odd Lotter What is 'Odd Lotter' An individual investor who buys securities, usually stocks, in odd lots. This is the opposite of someone who buys securities in round lots. Explaining 'Od

### Odd Lot Theory

Odd Lot Theory What is 'Odd Lot Theory' A technical analysis theory/indicator based on the assumption that the small individual investor is always wrong. Therefore, if odd lot sales are up

### Odd Lot

Odd Lot What is an 'Odd Lot' An odd lot is an order amount for a security that is less than the normal unit of trading for that particular asset. Odd lots are considered to be anything les

### Random Factor Analysis

Random Factor Analysis What is 'Random Factor Analysis' A statistical analysis performed to determine the origin of random data figures collected. Random factor analysis is used to deciphe

### Random Walk Theory

DefinitionA random walk is a mathematical object, known as a stochastic or random process, that describes a path that consists of a succession of random steps on some mathematical space such

### Random Variable

Random Variable What is a 'Random Variable' A random variable is a variable whose value is unknown or a function that assigns values to each of an experiment's outcomes. Random variables a

### Sampling Error

DefinitionIn statistics, sampling error is incurred when the statistical characteristics of a population are estimated from a subset, or sample, of that population. Since the sample does not

### Sampling

Sampling What is 'Sampling' Sampling is a process used in statistical analysis in which a predetermined number of observations are taken from a larger population. The methodology used to s

### Sample Selection Bias

DefinitionIn statistics, sampling bias is a bias in which a sample is collected in such a way that some members of the intended population are less likely to be included than others. It resu

### Stochastic Oscillator

DefinitionIn technical analysis of securities trading, the stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator that uses support and resistance levels. Dr. George Lane developed this indicator in
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