A. We introduced 5 metrics for investors to look at in order to determine which mutual fund or ETF is better in this blog post.
These 5 metrics are:
- Standard deviation
- Sharpe ratio
Now, for the more practical question, where to get actual data for these 5 metrics?
The answer is actually quite simple - Yahoo Finance:
1. Goto finance.yahoo.com
2. Enter your fund's ticker
3. Click "Risk" at the left, you will be shown a table that lists all of the 5 metrics.
For example, this Yahoo Finance page summarizes GLD's key statistics metrics.
Repeat the above procedure for the other funds so you can compare different funds.
Note, the above steps only work for funds, not for stocks.