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BUSN - Finance & Investment

Resources on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, ratios and more

What are they?

Ratio analysis involves calculating ratios using data from a firm's financial statements and comparing these ratios to previous years, other companies, the industry, or even the economy to judge the performance of the company.

Ratio analysis tutorial (Investopedia)


Ratio Calculator (Business Development Bank of Canada) (Open Access)
 -- Choose a ratio, enter data for the fields, press the Calculate button, and the ratio calculator will provide a result with a brief explanation.


Beta is a measurement of stock price volatility relative to a broad market index; the tendency of a security's returns to respond to swings in the market. The beta of the market is 1.00, so a beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market.

Ratio and Beta Analysis

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