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Stock Return Calculator: Compare Returns for Two Stocks

Savvy investors know that buying stocks on the upside is the way to make money. For lengthy upsides of several months to many years, the total return and annualized returns can be spectacular. That's why people buy stocks. And over 90 percent of upside buy and sell combinations make money for traders and short-term investors. Conversely, for an extended downside price series, most investors and traders lose money because 90 percent or more of the possible trades are unprofitable.

Use the Stock Return Calculator to compute the total return with dividends reinvested, annualized return plus a summary of winning (profitable) and losing (unprofitable) buy and sell combinations for any stock listed on a major U.S. stock exchange and supported by Quandl. The calculator does not include fees, commissions, taxes and capital gains distributions in its return computations.

Enter valid stock symbols 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 Calculator
To avoid slow computations, do not use Daily prices for durations >= 10 years. 
Stock 1 Quote Symbol:
Stock 2 Quote Symbol:
Price Series Interval:    Daily    Weekly    Monthly  Quarterly    Annual  
Date Info:
Month
Day
Year
Start Date:
End Date:
All prices from Quandl are adjusted for splits and dividends. Calculator does not support mutual funds or indexes.


See Stock Value Calculator to display a chart of values for a one-time investment. Compare returns for different stocks.


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