Share Price Return
New question on total returns for shares/stocks, indices and bonds.
When using Datastream the datatype RI includes the reinvestment of dividends. The return can be calculated using
Retit = ( RIit – RIit-1 ) / RIit-1
or the percentage return can be calculated with the Datastream formula.
For example, PCH#( X(RI), 1M ) – percentage change (PCH#) of series return index (X(RI)) over 1 month (1M).
Data for return index and a percentage change function are probably also available in Thomson One Banker Excel add-in.