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Date 12/1/2008 11/3/2008 10/1/2008 9/2/2008 8/1/2008 7/1/2008 6/2/2008 5/1/2008 4/1/2008 3/3/2008 2/1/2008 1/2/2008 12/3/2007 11/1/2007 10/1/2007...

For the stocks ABC and XYZ below, determine the annual realized return, average annual return, the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR or sometime referrd to as the geometric average), and the standard deviation of the monthly stock prices. Label your answers clearly. Briefly compare the two stocks.
Date ABC Dividend XYZ Dividend 12/1/2008 $29.50 $0.55 $95.00 $5.00 11/3/2008 $27.03 $92.00 10/1/2008 $26.74 $91.05 9/2/2008 $28.72 $0.50 $114.55 $5.00 8/1/2008 $29.54 $119.22 7/1/2008 $28.36 $124.85 6/2/2008 $27.90 $0.45 $115.63 $5.00 5/1/2008 $27.75 $126.27 4/1/2008 $28.45 $117.27 3/3/2008 $35.55 $0.40 $111.87 $5.00 2/1/2008 $32.56 $110.62 1/2/2008 $34.50 $103.67 12/3/2007 $31.59 $0.35 $99.99 $5.00 11/1/2007 $26.46 $95.23 10/1/2007 $27.61 $88.76 9/4/2007 $27.74 $0.30 $90.88 $5.00 8/1/2007 $27.65 $96.54 7/2/2007 $26.86 $98.12 6/1/2007 $25.11 $0.25 $101.15 $5.00 5/1/2007 $26.75 $102.45 4/2/2007 $26.16 $97.85 3/1/2007 $25.45 $0.20 $90.24 $5.00 2/1/2007 $25.87 $88.97 1/3/2007 $26.12 $94.63 12/3/2006 $26.00 $91.88
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Date
ABC
12/1/2008
$29.50
11/3/2008
$27.03
10/1/2008
$26.74
9/2/2008
$28.72
8/1/2008
$29.54
7/1/2008
$28.36
6/2/2008
$27.90
5/1/2008
$27.75
4/1/2008
$28.45
3/3/2008
$35.55
2/1/2008
$32.56
1/2/2008...

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