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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

    27th Mar, 2011
    Sydney NSW
    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...