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Is Historical Prices on yahoo finance e.g the same as Historical Returns?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by VTOnlineInvest, 27th Mar, 2011.

  1. VTOnlineInvest

    VTOnlineInvest New Member

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    Hi Guys
    First post...hope I learn a lot fr all of you

    When people (or lecturers) talk of historical returns for a company, do we have access to this info online?
    Im trying to use Sharpe Ratio as a method to select a stock (assignment). then later the CAPM.

    Do we interpret the Prices (closing or adjusted) of stocks over the past (30-60mths in my case) and find its average - and hence use the same data for the risk (Variance)- or have i missed the point in my lecture??

    Cant find "historical average returns" anywhere in yahoo finance...

    Your help would be appreciated...