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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.


Calculator Preferences
Stock Calculator Sign

Stock Calculator

This calculator will calculate the current yield and annualized holding period yield for a stock investment, based on the average periodic dividend (if any) and on the price per share when sold. The Learn includes:

  • What is a stock?
  • Why invest in stock?
  • Why invest in your own stock?
Learn More

Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Buy price:Buy price:Share price at purchase:Share price at purchase:

Share price at purchase:

Enter the purchase price of each share purchased.

# shares:# of shares:Number of shares purchased:Number of shares purchased:

Number of shares purchased:

Enter the number of shares purchased.

Commission paid at purchase:

Commission paid at purchase:

Enter the total or per share commission paid to purchase the shares.

Average dividend per share:Average dividend per share:Average dividend per share:Average dividend per share:

Average dividend per share:

Select the frequency the dividends are paid and enter the corresponding dividend paid per share.

Number ofNumber ofowned:owned:owned:

Periods owned:

Select Months or Days and then enter the number of corresponding periods the shares have been owned.

Sell price:Sell price:Share price when sold:Share price when sold:

Share price when sold:

Enter the price per share at the time the shares are sold. Or enter the price per share as of today to calculate a what-if scenario.

Commission paid at sale:

Commission paid at sale:

Enter the total or per share commission paid to sell the shares.

Gross:Gross return:Gross return:Gross return:

Gross return:

This the selling price per share multiplied by the number of shares, minus the total commission paid to sell the shares.

Less invest:Less invested:Less total investment:Less total investment:

Less total investment:

This is the purchase price per share multiplied by the number of shares, plus the total commission paid to purchase the shares.

Profit:Profit:Profit from stock sale:Equals profit from stock sale:

Equals profit from stock sale:

This is what is left after subtracting the total investment from the total return.

Plus divs:Plus dividends:Plus dividends:Plus dividends:

Plus dividends:

This is the total of all dividends paid for the number of months owned. To arrive at this figure, the stock calculator multiplies dividend per share times the number of dividends paid per year, and then multiplies that result by the number of years, and finally multiplies that result by the number of shares.

Net return:Net return:Net return on investment:Equals net return on investment:

Equals net return on investment:

This is the net dollar return on the purchase, ownership, and sale of the shares of stock after accounting for commissions and dividends.

Current yld:Current yield:Current yield:Current yield:

Current yield:

This is the current yield at the time of the sale. To arrive at the current yield, the stock calculator divides the annual dividend per share by the price per share at the time of the sale.

Annual yld:Annualized yield:Annualized holding period yield:Annualized holding period yield:

Annualized holding period yield:

This is the annualized holding period yield. To arrive at this figure, the stock calculator divides the total return on investment by the total original investment, and then multiplies that result by 1/N, where N is the number of years the investment is held.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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