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Options Made Easy: Your Guide to Profitable Trading, Second Edition by Guy Cohen

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Key Financial Figures and Ratios

If you really like to invest based on fundamental analysis, I would recommend you try out software applications, such as Vector Vest or ValueLine, which provide not only all the fundamental analysis for you, but also include automated searches and filters for the Fundamental Analysis of stocks. Let’s have a look at the most important figures you’ll see when analyzing a company and what the best search criteria are.

FigureCalculationComments and Significance
BetaBeta measures the relationship of a stock’s returns relative to the market in general (S&P 500 in the USA). With par set at one, anything at a Beta of 1 indicates that the stock will move in the same direction as the market and at the same rate. If a stock ...

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