Ryan Thaxton

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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.

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October 3, 2023 11:09 AM
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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.

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August 30, 2023 03:49 PM

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.

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August 30, 2023 09:59 AM
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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.

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August 29, 2023 01:41 PM

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.

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August 25, 2023 11:53 AM
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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.

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August 25, 2023 10:58 AM
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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.

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August 23, 2023 01:53 PM
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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.

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May 31, 2023 02:45 PM
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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.

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May 22, 2023 02:35 PM

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.

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May 22, 2023 02:26 PM