Glossary of Terms

Definitions for terms and acronyms in Chaikin products.

Glossary of Terms

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There are 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Relative Strength (RS)
A comparison of the performance of a stock or ETF versus the broader market (the S&P 500), measured on a scale of 1 to 100. For example, a stock with an RS of 65 has outperformed 65% of the stocks in the market. Periods of very strong (or very weak) RS may indicate an underlying shift in the market’s sentiment about a stock.

Relative Strength vs. Market Factor
A stock’s six-month price performance versus the S&P500.

Relative Strength vs. SPY
Chaikin Relative Strength is a proprietary way of measuring the persistency of a stock’s performance relative to the market (the SPY) over the previous 6 months. It puts relative performance on a scale from 0-1, by looking at where the stock’s ratio to the SPY is in its own 6-month range. If the stock is continually outperforming the S&P, the number will approach 1.

Return on Equity (ROE) Factor
Income available to common stockholders as a percentage of total common equity for the past 12 months.