motivated by info from WynnQuon

I needed to compare volatilities for a gaggle of stocks, so here's a spreadsheet:
You do this:

  • Type in a bunch of Yahoo stock symbols.
  • Download 5 years worth of monthly prices with the click of a button.
  • Calculate the volatility of the monthly returns.
  • Multiply by SQRT(12) to "annualize".
  • Sort them by Volatility.
>And that's useful?
To me.
>And I just click on the picture to download the spreadsheet?

>I notice that the spreadsheet is called "30-volatilities", yet I count 34 stock symbols.
Actually it's 35.

>Then isn't "30" an odd number?
Actually it's an even number.