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Hey am newb started studying economics I have questions about returns of any asset I know how to calculate annualized returns by (1+returns)^(1/N)-1=annualized_returns N=number of periods

Let's say I have hourly data returns How to calculate weekly returns

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  • $\begingroup$ It should be N instead of 1/N. $\endgroup$ Jul 24 at 12:03
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Use the same equation with $N$ being the number of hours in a week, or more generally, the number of shorter periods in a longer period: $$ (1+r_\text{short})^N=1+r_\text{long}. $$ You can manipulate this equation to express $r_\text{short}$ or $r_\text{long}$ or even $N$ as needed.

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