## VaR Continued...1

swarnendupathak
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### VaR Continued...1

A stock ha a annual expected return of 16% & annual volatility of 18%, What is the 95% VaR of this stock for one quarter???
(a) -15.5%
(b) -10.85%
(c) -16.25%
(d) 18%

Please state the formula to calculate the VaR...

Swarnendu

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AMITAG1990
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### Re: VaR Continued...1

hello,
till best of my knowledge, For VaR related to expected return it is.,

VaR (%)=(Mean- StdDEV*CI)

here, {16/4-(18/2)*1.65}= -10.85%

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### Re: VaR Continued...1

Thanks... ya got it

Swarnendu

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### Re: VaR Continued...1

i think when u are scalling down the variance it should be with the sqrt of time.

Swarnendu

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### Re: VaR Continued...1

exactly, thats why he used square root of 4 = 2