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  • Subject: [mg119783] Date based calculations
  • From: Priyan Fernando <priyan.fernando at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 03:44:25 -0400 (EDT)

I have the following time series data (19 rows by 4 columns):

{{"03-May-11", -0.0400698, -0.00671613, -0.0333613}, {"04-May-11",
  0, -0.00355872, -0.0169521}, {"05-May-11", 0.0453721,
  0.0128572, -0.0248498}, {"06-May-11", 0.0052084, -0.00317346,
  0.00290203}, {"09-May-11", -0.0155441, 0.0254686,
  0.0597703}, {"10-May-11",
  0.0315789, -0.0051742, -0.0179181}, {"11-May-11", -0.0323129,
  0.00450769, -0.0346655}, {"12-May-11", 0,
  0.0200207, -0.0200701}, {"13-May-11", -0.00702991, 0,
  0.0400441}, {"16-May-11", 0, 0.00203048, -0.0121865}, {"19-May-11",
  0.0318584, 0.00979397, 0.0229752}, {"20-May-11",
  0.00343055, -0.00401342, 0.000611685}, {"23-May-11", -0.025641,
  0.0020148, -0.0259388}, {"24-May-11", -0.00526314, 0.00435663,
  0.00376576}, {"25-May-11", 0.0194003,
  0.00133465, -0.0125949}, {"26-May-11", -0.0190311,
  0.00533158, -0.00958927}, {"27-May-11", 0.0282187, -0.007955,
  0.0026488}, {"30-May-11", -0.0291595,
  0.00233883, -0.00291514}, {"31-May-11", 0.0212014, 0, -0.0383737}}


The 1st Column is a date while Columns 2,3,4 represent the returns of stocks
A,B and C respectively. Could you please help me extract information based
on the date. E.g. date1 and date2 are variables inputted by the user.

Example 1: Average returns of stocks A,B,C between 9-May-11 and 19-May-11
(dates inclusive) are:
0.001221494    0.008092462    0.005421325

Example 2: Variance/Covariance Matrix between of stocks A,B,C between
9-May-11 and 19-May-11 (dates inclusive) is
0.0004767002    -0.0000660161    0.0000041896
-0.0000660161    0.0001054570    0.0001357245
0.0000041896    0.0001357245    0.0010817457

This is easy to do in Excel, but I'm finding it hard to locate the correct
functions in Mathematica. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thank you.



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