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Required Returns, the Market Risk Premium, and Historical Returns
Harris, Robert S. Case F-1022 / Published September 3, 1992 / 5 pages.
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This technical note discusses the use of historical returns as a guide for estimating forward-looking required returns on equity. The note discusses uses of short- and long-term interest rates plus equity risk premia based on averages (either arithmetic or geometric) of past returns.

  • Overview

    This technical note discusses the use of historical returns as a guide for estimating forward-looking required returns on equity. The note discusses uses of short- and long-term interest rates plus equity risk premia based on averages (either arithmetic or geometric) of past returns.

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