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Absolute Return

Discussion in 'Investing Glossary' started by Glossary, 26th Sep, 2006.

  1. Glossary

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    The absolute return of an invested asset is the return over a given period of time. This is compared to the relative return, which compares the return to other assets, benchmarks or periods.

    Absolute returns are usually expressed as a percentage change from the starting period. Eg. "The investment returned 8.2% income over the past 12 months".

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