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1. 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" - 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.
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