To better understand your profits and losses, it helps to understand rates of return. The rate of return is essentially the percentage of growth that you're making on an investment.
If you need help figuring out your annual rate of return, try our easy-to-use calculator. All you have to do is add the starting value of your investment, along it's known (or estimated) future value and the time elapsed.
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