Important Numbers and Equations for Investing


The Golden Ratio (Phi or Φ): 1.618 {1.61803398874989484820..}

The golden ratio is a number found everywhere in nature and in our universe. The golden ratio is widely used in technical analysis in order to determine if and when a financial market will continue its trend or reverse. 

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Fibonacci Sequence of Numbers

The Fibonacci sequence of numbers is very important for stocks investing and linked with the Golden Ratio. The name Fibonacci sequence was first introduced in the 19th century by Édouard Lucas, although the history of this sequence of numbers starts many centuries before Jesus Christ. Every number in the sequence is calculated by adding up the two numbers before it. The Rule is X(n) = X(n-1) + X(n-2)

Here are the first numbers…




















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Archimedes Constant (Pi or π): 3.14 {3.1415926535..}

Archimedes constant is the name given to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. Pi is the key constant in any equation that involves circular or harmonic motion.

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Euler's Number (e): 2.7182

Euler's number which is also called as the exponential growth constant, is the base for natural logarithms. In finance, Euler's number is very important and used to determine the compound interest.

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The Black–Scholes model

This model was developed by Fischer Black and Myron Scholes, and later expanded by Robert Merton. Black and Scholes won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics for their discovery. This single equation helped in order to create the global derivatives market.

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Important Numbers and Equations

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Nasdaq 100

The NASDAQ 100 is a capitalization-weight index listing the 100 largest non-monetary companies incorporated in the NASDAQ list. Companies outside US are included too. The NASDAQ-100 which was born on 1985 focuses on many different industries (except financials). Especially for the financial industry, Nasdaq introduced another brother index called NASDAQ Financial-100. Nasdaq 100 is mainly focused on dynamic industries like Technology, Telecoms, Biotechnology and Media. The beginning price of Nasdaq 100 was set at 250 points, but on December 31, 1993, the base of Nasdaq was reset from 800 points to 125 points. 

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Here is the full list of the companies included in the Nasdaq 100, each symbol links to the Nasdaq official page.

Company Name

Nasdaq Symbol

Activision Blizzard, Inc ATVI
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBE
Akamai Technologies, Inc. AKAM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ALXN
Altera Corporation ALTR
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN
Amgen Inc. AMGN
Apollo Group, Inc. APOL
Apple Inc. AAPL
Applied Materials, Inc. AMAT
Autodesk, Inc. ADSK
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP
Baidu, Inc. BIDU
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY
Biogen Idec Inc BIIB
BMC Software, Inc. BMC
Broadcom Corporation BRCM
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. CHRW
CA Inc. CA
Celgene Corporation CELG
Cerner Corporation CERN
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. CHKP
Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO
Citrix Systems, Inc. CTXS
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation CTSH
Comcast Corporation CMCSA
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. CTRP
Dell Inc. DELL
DENTSPLY International Inc. XRAY
Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR
eBay Inc. EBAY
Electronic Arts Inc. ERTS
Expedia, Inc. EXPE
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. EXPD
Express Scripts, Inc. ESRX
F5 Networks, Inc. FFIV
Fastenal Company FAST
First Solar, Inc. FSLR
Fiserv, Inc. FISV
Flextronics International Ltd. FLEX
FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR
Garmin Ltd. GRMN
Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD
Google Inc. GOOG
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. GMCR
Henry Schein, Inc. HSIC
Illumina, Inc. ILMN
Infosys Limited INFY
Intel Corporation INTC
Intuit Inc. INTU
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ISRG
Joy Global Inc. JOYG
KLA-Tencor Corporation KLAC
Lam Research Corporation LRCX
Liberty Media Corporation LINTA
Life Technologies Corporation LIFE
Linear Technology Corporation LLTC
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MRVL
Mattel, Inc. MAT
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. MXIM
Microchip Technology Incorporated MCHP
Micron Technology, Inc. MU
Microsoft Corporation MSFT
Mylan Inc. MYL
NetApp, Inc. NTAP
Netflix, Inc. NFLX
News Corporation NWSA
NII Holdings, Inc. NIHD
NVIDIA Corporation NVDA
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ORLY
Oracle Corporation ORCL
Paychex, Inc. PAYX
priceline.com Incorporated PCLN
Qiagen N.V. QGEN
QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM
Research in Motion Limited RIMM
Ross Stores, Inc. ROST
SanDisk Corporation SNDK
Seagate Technology. STX
Sears Holdings Corporation SHLD
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation SIAL
Sirius XM Radio Inc. SIRI
Staples, Inc. SPLS
Starbucks Corporation SBUX
Stericycle, Inc. SRCL
Symantec Corporation SYMC
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited TEVA
Urban Outfitters, Inc. URBN
VeriSign, Inc. VRSN
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated VRTX
Virgin Media Inc. VMED
Vodafone Group Plc VOD
Warner Chilcott plc WCRX
Whole Foods Market, Inc. WFM
Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN
Xilinx, Inc. XLNX
Yahoo! Inc. YHOO


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