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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.

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