The following data is provided for a market 500 Index: Year Total return Year Total return 2000 16.0% 2010 2.0% 2001 8.0% 2011 3.0% 2002 -3.0% 2012 3.0% 2003 1.0% 2013 4.0% 2004 5.0% 2014 5.0% 2005 21.0% 2015 4.0% 2006 43.0% 2016 3.0% 2007 4.9% 2017 3.5% 2008 -7.0% 2018 4.5% 2009 0.1% 2019 5.8% Calculate the last 10 -year arithmetic average annual rate of return on the market Index.
3.78%
2.69%
0.37%
3.93%
Year |
Total return |
Year |
Total return |
2000 |
16% |
2010 |
2% |
2001 |
8% |
2011 |
3% |
2002 |
-3% |
2012 |
3% |
2003 |
1% |
2013 |
4% |
2004 |
5% |
2014 |
5% |
2005 |
21% |
2015 |
4% |
2006 |
43% |
2016 |
3% |
2007 |
4.9% |
2017 |
3.5% |
2008 |
-7% |
2018 |
4.5% |
2009 |
0.1% |
2019 |
5.8% |
Arithmetic average return = Sum of total returns /No. of years
Arithmetic average return for last 10 years i.e. from 2010 to 2019
= (2 % + 3 % + 3 % + 4 % + 5 % + 4 % + 3 % + 3.5% + 4.5 % + 5.8 % )/10
= 37.8 %/10 = 3.78 %
Hence option “3.78 %” is correct answer.
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