Calmar Ratio

A return/risk ratio. The return (numerator) is defined as the compound annualized return over the last 3 years, and the risk (denominator) is defined as the maximum drawdown (in absolute terms) over the last 3 years. (If there is not 3 years of data, the available data is used.)

 

Calmar Ratio = Compound Annualized ROR ¸ ABS (Maximum Drawdown )

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