Navigating FAST Graphs

In this section, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Change Tickers
  • Change Metrics
  • Select a Portfolio and Navigate the Portfolio
  • View Additional Settings
  • Access Portfolio Management

FAST Graphs Tutorial: Features Available On The Historical Graph | FAST Graphs

Changing Tickers

To change the company you are looking at, simply type in the ticker or the name of the company you are looking for in the ticker box located in the top left corner of the screen. If you do not know the ticker of the company, typing in the name will populate a list for you to choose from narrowing down until you find what you are looking for.

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Changing Metrics

By default, FAST Graphs draws the graphs using Adjusted Operating Earnings, but there are nine other metrics to choose from. The full list of metrics are as follows:

  • Adjusted Operating Earnings
  • Basic Earnings
  • Diluted Earnings (GAAP)
  • Operating Cash Flow (FFO when looking at REITs)
  • Free Cash Flow (AFFO when looking at REITs)
  • Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)
  • EBITDA per share
  • EBIT per share
  • Sales per share

Click here to learn about each metric.

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To change the metrics, simply click on the dropdown and select the metric you want. The Historical, Performance, Forecasting, and Analyst Scorecard graphs will populate data using the new metric.

Selecting and Navigating Portfolios

From the toolbar, you will be able to quickly select and navigate any portfolio you have access to. Click the dropdown and select the portfolio, and then use the arrows or the dropdown to navigate to any stock within that portfolio.

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If you have Buy and Sell dots in your portfolio, this method will enable the dots on the graph and update the Transactions Tab for each stock.

Click here to learn about creating portfolios and adding buys and sells to the portfolio.

Additional Settings

Graph Settings gives you an additional menu to tweak the settings on the graph and is located in the top right corner of the toolbar (the gear icon). When clicked on, a menu will expand giving you multiple options to change. The options include:

  • Performance Results on $__
  • Enter Custom Valuation Ratio
  • Reinvest Dividends
  • Log Scale
  • Split options
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Performance Results

This section under Graph Settings allows you to change the amount invested that is used in the calculations across the graphs. By default, FAST Graphs uses a $10,000 investment for all performance results. If you want to change the investment amount, simply enter the new amount you would like and hit “Save Changes.”

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Custom Valuation Ratio

This option allows you to draw an additional P/E line on the Historical Graph to create your own Custom Valuation Ratio and to test theories. Input the new P/E ratio you would like to see on the graph and hit “Save Changes.” The Custom Valuation Ratio will show on the Historical Graph and Forecasting Graphs as a magenta (purple) line.
Once selected, hit “Save Changes” to update the graphs.

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Reinvest Dividends

This option allows you to update the performance results by reinvesting the dividends when they are paid for the selected timeframe. By default, FAST Graphs does not reinvest dividends when calculating performance. Once you have input the desired amount, hit “Save Changes”
(This will only show in the Performance Results chart)

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Log Scale

This option will change the Historical Graph to a Log Scale if you desire. To update the graphs, hit “Save Changes.”

Split Options

Split options give you the ability to change the data on the graph to see the data unadjusted for splits and spinoffs. By default, we deliver the data to you in Split & Spinoff Adjusted form. Your options include the following:

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Add/Remove From Portfolios

The + Add To Portfolio button in the toolbar lets you quickly add and remove a stock from any selected portfolios at any time. To add or remove a stock from a portfolio, click the button to the right of the portfolio and hit “Update Portfolios”.

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Click here to learn more about Portfolios.