Historical Returns

Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Historical Returns.

A facet of technical analysis that looks to the past rate of return of a bond, stock, security, index, or fund to predict possible future data points within the standard deviations.  Historical returns may also be used by analysts to predict future price returns or to determine how a security may react in a particular situation, such as a decline in buying.  They’re generally associated with a security or index, like the S&P 500.