Introduction to Personal Investing

The Basics

How do I compute my return on investment?

You can figure your return on investment by taking how much money you originally put in when you purchased it, and subtracting it from the value of your investment when you sell it, less any fees/commissions or taxes, and then dividing this number by the amount you originally invested. Multiply this number by 100 to reveal your return on the investment, expressed as a percentage.


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