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Log Up And Line On To Netflix

|Includes:Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Netflix's chart tells the story of a stock that has been basically flat with two huge surges:

Or does it? Let's look at NFLX's chart logarithmically.

If you have $100 and gain $20, you have a nice gain in percentage terms. If you have $1,000,000 and gain $20, you do not have a nice gain in percentage terms.

Looking at the (Captain's) log shows similar percentage moves visually the same. A 10% move in 2004 looks the same as a 10% move in 2013.

And knowing is half the battle.

Stocks: NFLX