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Depending upon the intention in calculating the return, the FAGR (Fitted Average Growth Rate) may be worth calculating/reviewing also. Here's an article on the FAGR & how to calculate it in Excel ...

One example where it could be worthwhile to review the FAGR is in MI strategy comparisons. As the FAGR considers all the intermediate points in the calculation along with the start & endpoints it arguably makes for a great comparison between two or more potential choices. In short FAGR not only includes the eventual return, but the journey along the way.
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