Life expectancy of average stock?

Discussion in 'Risk Management' started by Pekelo, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Pekelo


    By life expectancy I mean from IPO to bankruptcy/merger/etc. when the stock stops trading in a particular market. I assume different markets have different life expectancies also depending on what timeframe we are looking at. Still any kind of relevant statistics would be welcomed.

    Well, maybe when we are talking about the present it should be called average age of the stocks, but I guess, you know what I meant....