How do we measure volatility for stock or share?

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u can use ATR to measure the volatility…

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I'm assuming you are asking about a historical volatility. I've used Reliance as an example..


How can I calculate the volatility using similar method for odd number of days like day past 10 days or 50 days.

For any time period just multiply the daily vol with sqrt of time. For example for 10 days it would be 1,72%*Sqrt(10). For 50 days it would be 1.72%*sqrt(50).

Very beautiful explanation sir…but how to make calculations for log return?

It’s Simple to Calcuate Log Return Just Take the Latter Price i.e 976.75 and subtract the former Day Price i.e 997.65 and divide the result by 997.65 (Former Price) 100 you will get the Log Return as -2.09%.
Formula; (Selling Price-Buying Price)/Buying Price
In excel you can do it easily using the formulas

Thanks Karthik. Now I understand.
So this annual value can be used as proxy for Volatility input in Black-Scholes. Isnt it?
Likewise is it possible to see intraday variations (how much % in intraday the stock will swing) so that I can set stop loss as per that?