Date: Nov 15, 2018

Separating the winners from the losers is a constant challenge for investors. Many focused investors may look to track stock momentum based on historical prices. First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) currently has a 6 month price index of 2.86598. The six month price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price six months ago. A ratio over one represents an increase in the stock price over the six month time frame. A ratio under one shows that the price has lowered over that defined time period.

Active investors are typically trying to beat the market any way they can. When starting out, investors may be under the impression that taking profits in the stock market is easy. Although some may find this the case, the majority will realize how hard it actually is. With so much media attention focused on the day to day happenings in the stock market, it can be easy to become distracted by all the noise. Trying to time the market is rarely a recipe for success. Investors will most likely end up underwater without a focused plan. Creating and maintaining a well-balanced portfolio may take some time and effort for the novice investor to eventually accomplish.

GM Score

The Gross Margin Score is calculated by looking at the Gross Margin and the overall stability of the company over the course of 8 years. The score is a number between one and one hundred (1 being best and 100 being the worst). The Gross Margin Score of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is 69.00000. The more stable the company, the lower the score. If a company is less stable over the course of time, they will have a higher score.

As we move deeper into the year, investors will be paying attention to which companies are well-positioned for future growth. Even if the current earnings reports are a mixed bag, investors can study which industries look they are taking the top spot. Many active investors may be focusing on which way estimates are trending heading into the company earnings release. Analysts will often make updates to projections shortly before and after the earnings numbers are provided. Many active investors may enjoy the volatility that comes with trading around earnings, but others will choose to let the heavy action pass before deciding which stocks to buy or sell next.

FCF

Free Cash Flow Growth (FCF Growth) is the free cash flow of the current year minus the free cash flow from the previous year, divided by last year’s free cash flow. The FCF Growth of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -2.440856. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the company minus capital expenditure. This cash is what a company uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends. The Free Cash Flow Score (FCF Score) is a helpful tool in calculating the free cash flow growth with free cash flow stability – this gives investors the overall quality of the free cash flow. The FCF Score of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV:FVAN) is -0.824313. Experts say the higher the value, the better, as it means that the free cash flow is high, or the variability of free cash flow is low or both.

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