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Stock Return/Purchase Date Calculator - See How Buying Low Affects Returns

Use the Stock Return/Purchase Date Calculator to see how buy-and-hold investing has performed for a specified investing period.

The calculator displays a chart of percent returns for a selected period for a given stock highlighting the profitable investment dates in green and the unprofitable ones in red.

The chart shows the percent return of each buy-and-hold investment for a period of purchase dates that you specify on the input form below. The percent return for each purchase date is computed using the following formula:

Percent return = ((Today's closing price - Purchase date closing price) / Purchase date closing price) * 100

The calculator assumes that the stock has been held since the purchase date so the percent return is valued as of the most current closing price.

Enter a valid stock symbol listed on a major U.S. stock exchange and supported by Quandl and select the price series and date information. Then click on the Calculate Returns button and the results will be displayed on a new page.

Stock Return/Purchase Calculator
Quote Symbol:
Price Series Interval:    Daily    Weekly    Monthly  Quarterly    Annual     
Date Info:
Start Date:
End Date:
Prices from Quandl are adjusted for splits and dividends. Calculator does not support mutual funds or indexes. Returns using daily prices for multiple years could display slowly.

See Stock Percent Return Chart Maker - See Variability of Returns Over Time and Stock Holding Period/Return Calculator, companion calculators.

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