# Statistics Intro: Financial Maths Part II

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9 videos • 42 minutes

• ### Measures of Central Tendency

Abdulla outlines measures of Central Tendency, and explains the differences between calculating the Mean, Median and Mode.

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• ### The Arithmetic Mean

Following an overview of the mean, the median and the mode. Abdulla focuses on the arithmetic mean to determine its value as  an appropriate measure.

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• ### The Geometric Mean

Abdulla outlines how to use and calculate the geometric average or geometric mean, also referred to as CAGR- the compounded average growth rate.

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• ### Measures of Dispersion

In this video, Abdulla covers measures of dispersion to determine how the data is spread around the central point.

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• ### Calculating Discrete Holding Period Returns

As investors or traders, the main objective is to make a profit. Returns can be calculated for a holding period or on an annualised basis, and on a continuously compounded basis or a discrete basis. In this video, Abdulla will provide a formula for calculating returns on a discrete basis for both the holding period and an annual percentage return.

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• ### Calculating Continuously Compounded Rates of Returns

Continuously compounded rates of return are widely used in financial markets, especially in the world of derivatives. In this video, Abdulla outlines the concept and provides some examples framed as investment returns.

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• ### Calculating Real Returns

Chances are when someone quotes a figure for investment returns it’s likely to be on a nominal or gross basis, without taking into account the effects of inflation. Purchasing power only increases if returns outstrip inflation over a given period. Abdulla addresses this fact and explains how to measure real returns for a single period, and over time, to help us understand inflation-adjusted returns.

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• ### Simple Arithmetic Moving Averages

A moving average is a rolling series of arithmetic averages which acts as a smoothing mechanism to indicate trends in historic data. In financial markets, that historic data is most likely to be prices or returns. In this video, Abdulla discusses this concept and specifically explains the simple or arithmetic moving average. He covers what it is, how it is calculated, why people use it and some of its limitations.

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• ### Exponentially Weighted Moving Averages

In the previous video, Abdulla covered simple or arithmetic moving averages. Here, Abdulla explains a similar concept: the weighted and exponential moving averages. He answers the questions: what are they, how are they calculated and how are they used?

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