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Why the Return Notion Matters

Dorfleitner, Gregor (2003) Why the Return Notion Matters. International Journal of Theoretical & Applied Finance 6 (1), pp. 73-86.

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Returns can be defined as log returns or as simple returns. Whereas on a numerical level the difference between these two terms is small as long as the return values are close to zero, there can be non-negligible differences if we look at expected values and (co)variances in a stochastic context. This paper examines the consequences of mixing up the two return terms when variances and ...


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Item type:Article
Date:February 2003
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung (Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner)
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Immobilien- und Kapitalmärkte
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Item ID:3812
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