Time Calculations for Annualizing Returns: The Need for Standardization

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The mathematical calculations for return annualization are astoundingly simple. Annualization is simply a compounding calculation. For a return over a period of any length, one can calculate the annualized return. This annualized return captures what the return would be over a standardized period of one year.

Author: Damien Laker, CIPM, CompoundingHappens.com

The mathematical calculations for return annualization are astoundingly simple. Annualization is simply a compounding calculation. For a return over a period of any length, one can calculate the annualized return. This annualized return captures what the return would be over a standardized period of one year. It therefore provides a mathematically consistent way of comparing or ranking returns that have been calculated over periods of different length.

Time Calculations for Annualizing Returns: The Need for Standardization

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