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Operating Margin: Calculation and Usage

Operating margin, also known as "operating profit margin" or "net profit margin", is a ratio used to measure a company's pricing strategy and operating efficiency. It is a measurement of what proportion of a company's revenue is left over after paying for variable costs of production such as wages, raw ...

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The Implications of Price Gaps

Price gaps are simply areas on the bar chart where no trading has taken place. In a uptrend, prices open above the highest price of the previous day, leaving a gap or open space on the chart that is not filled during the day. In a downtrend, the day's highest ...

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ETFs vs Mutual Funds and The Fundamental Difference

ETFs are very much like mutual funds. That is, they are baskets of stock that are bought and sold. But they have many differences  from mutual funds. The fundamental difference between ETFs and mutual funds in that shares of ETFs can be traded at any time while the host stock market ...

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When Oscillators Are Most Useful

Most oscillator buy signals work best in uptrends and oscillator sell signals are most profitable in downtrends. The place to start your market analysis is always by determining the general trend of the market. If the trend is up, then a buying strategy is called for. Oscillators can then be ...

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What Is Operating Cash Flow? How To Use Operating Cash Flow?

Operating cash flow (OCF), usually more formally described in accounts as "cash inflow from operating activities", is the amount of actual cash made by a company's business, generally defined as revenues less all operating expenses, but calculated through a series of adjustments to net income. The OCF can be found ...

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What Is Price/Cash Flow Ratio?

The price/cash flow ratio (also called price-to-cash flow ratio or P/CF), is a ratio used to compare a company's market value to its cash flow. Because this measure deals with cash flow, the effects of depreciation and other non-cash factors are removed. Similar to the price-earnings ratio, this measures provides ...

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What is MACD? How to Read MACD?

Moving Average Convergenc/Divergence ( MACD) indicator is an oscillator technique that uses 2 exponential moving averages. What makes this indicator so useful is that it combines some of the oscillator principles with a dual moving average crossover approach. MACD line is the difference between two exponentially smoothed moving averages of ...

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Analytical tools: Use Time cycles

We are going to add the important dimension of time to our growing list of analytical tools. Instead of just asking ourselves which way and how far a market will go, we'll start asking when it will arrive there or even when the move will begin. When we study chart patterns, ...

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Option Selling Strategy for Trading Market Bottoms

High volatility associated with stock-market bottoms offers options traders tremendous profit potential if the correct trading setups are deployed. Through a net options selling approach, there is a way around this problem. Here we'll look at a simple strategy that profits from falling volatility, offers a potential for profit regardless ...

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Successful Forex Traders Should know Four strategies

Good trading comes from a combination of talent and hard work.By blending good analysis with effective implementation, your success rate will improve dramatically. Here are the four strategies that can  serve you well in markets. 1.Approach The first step is to align your personal goals and temperament with the instruments and markets ...

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