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The best way to answer the question is to look at the data. For example, on H&M in April 2000: Close Price Div 31/03 240 13/04 236 14/04 225 1.35 28/04 238 ThomsonReuters, Bloomberg and Factset do the following calculation for the return (+/- rounding): r = 236/240 * (225 + 1.35)/236 * 238/225 - 1 = -0.24% This ...


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RETURN Firstly, return is based upon the amount gained over a period of time. So your calculation for a percentage return should actually be be: (Sale price - Cost basis)/Cost Basis. TOTAL RETURN A "total return" price series or index is a transformation of the original traded price timeseries to a timeseries that can be used to estimate/calculate a ...


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