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# Evaluating capital gains yield and holding period returns

Q1. Today, you sold 200 shares of SLG, Inc. stock. Your total return on these shares is 12.5%. You purchased the shares one year ago at a price of \$28.50 a share. You have received a total of \$280 in dividends over the course of the year. What is your capital gains yield on this investment?

Q2. The returns for IMB over the last 3 years are given below. Assuming no dividends were paid, what was the 3-year holding period return? Given the following information: Year 1 return = 10%, Year 2 return = 15%, Year 3 return = 12%.

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Q1.
Today, you sold 200 shares of SLG, Inc. stock. Your total return on these shares is 12.5%. You purchased the shares one year ago at a price of \$28.50 a share. You have received a total of \$280 in dividends over the course of the year. What is your capital gains yield on this investment?
Solution:
Formula:
Capital gains yield = Capital gains in dollars/Initial ...

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The expert evaluates capital gains yield and holding period returns. The dividends were paid for holding period returns are provided.

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