The Performance indicator shows a security's price movement as a percentage, which can be helpful for showing how much a security's price has increased or decreased over a given amount of time.
For example, if the Performance indicator is 5, it means that the security's price has increased by 5% since the first period displayed on the price chart. Similarly, if the Performance indicator is -5, it means the security's price has dropped 5% since the first period displayed.
To calculate Performance, you compare a security's first closing price in one time period to its current closing price to compare how much its value has changed.
The Performance indicator is calculated by dividing the change in prices by the first price displayed.
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