Comparison Line

Comparison Line is a charting indicator that lets you compare the returns of two separate securities. The line original represents the percentage performance of the stock you are currently studying in the chart. The line comparison represents the percentage return of the security chosen for comparison purposes.

Comparison Line in Practice

 

The primary purpose of the comparison line would be to allow an investor to review the historical performance of two investments on the same chart. This would be useful to an investor looking to see performance versus a benchmark. These readings give indications into momentum and trend strength. Typical benchmarks might include a proxy of the market like market, sector and industry specific Exchange Traded Funds (ETF).

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