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Absolute Return

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

  1. Glossary

    Glossary Active Member

    12th Sep, 2006
    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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