Biggest US companies: your guide to some of the largest American businesses
Compare some of the largest American companies in industries like tech, healthcare, and financial services. Learn about Apple, the world’s largest company, and other trillion-dollar technology firms.
Purchasing power parity: definition, formula and uses
Purchasing power parity (PPP) measures the cost of identical goods in different countries. It’s often compared against the exchange rate of different currencies to determine the real purchasing power of different countries’ currencies. Traders and economists use PPP to help gauge a currency’s value in relation to another.
How to use standard deviation in trading
Standard deviation measures how volatile a set of data points are compared to the average mean. Learn how to use standard deviation to measure volatility while trading markets like forex, stocks, and indices.
How to use the money flow index to analyze markets
The money flow indicator (MFI) measures the price movement and volume of trades for a security over a given period. Learn how to integrate the MFI into your trading strategy and how it compares to other oscillators here.
When to use leading vs lagging indicators
Most technical indicators can be categorized as either leading or lagging depending on the market patterns they identify. Learn the difference between them and how to use both in this guide.
EMA explained: Trading with exponential moving averages
Exponential moving averages (EMAs) are moving averages adjusted to give greater weight to the most recent price data. Learn how to calculate the EMA using any number of periods and how to start using the EMA in your trading strategy.
Trader’s guide to the Purchasing Managers’ Index
The Purchasing Managers’ Index is a popular formula to measure the monthly economic change in a country’s manufacturing sector. Traders can use it as a leading indicator to foresee economic developments.
The top 10 strongest currencies in the world
The world's strongest currency is the Kuwait dinar. Its high value comes from Kuwait’s booming oil industry, which accounts for 80% of the country’s exports. It is also the highest valued currency pegged to the US dollar.
Velocity of money: definition, formula and uses
The velocity of money is calculated by dividing a nation’s GDP by its money supply. The level of velocity indicates how quickly money cycles through households and businesses in an economy.
How to use the Sharpe ratio to calculate risk-to-reward
The Sharpe ratio is a simple method to compare the risk and reward of different portfolios. Learn the formula with only three figures.
How to calculate the Treynor ratio
The Treynor ratio is one way to judge the risk-to-reward ratios of portfolios, especially those with less exposure to volatility.