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M Bathurst
(11/27/2017 12:10:07 PM)
Message ID #294286



This message is in response to D Robb ( message id #294284 )
View All Related Messages The increase is from to the final point; not from the final result. And, a decrease would be the amount of decline divided by the starting point. The key is the starting point. The statement regards the increase (or decline).
"To calculate the percentage increase: First: work out the difference (increase) between the two numbers you are comparing. Then: divide the increase by the original number and multiply the answer by 100. If your answer is a negative number then this is a percentage decrease. Percentage Change  Increase and Decrease  Skills You Need https://www.skillsyouneed.com/num/percentchange.html"  This is a real cite to a real fact. Maybe you can get a twofer here in terms of education.
Thanks for proving my point about your lack of financial sophistication. It will be interesting if you actually have the ability to admit a mistake  I doubt it.
No, the WSJ is not trying to confuse anyone; you are simply confused by definition. 
