• David Ruppert
  • David S. Matteson
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The goal of investing is, of course, to make a profit. The revenue from investing, or the loss in the case of negative revenue, depends upon both the change in prices and the amounts of the assets being held. Investors are interested in revenues that are high relative to the size of the initial investments. Returns measure this, because returns on an asset, e.g., a stock, a bond, a portfolio of stocks and bonds, are changes in price expressed as a fraction of the initial price.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Ruppert
    • 1
  • David S. Matteson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Statistical Science and School of ORIECornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Statistical Science Department of Social StatisticsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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