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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2007 - 30 November, 2013
    Categories: Leverage/Derivatives
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    Do the GIPS standards include an example of how to value a portfolio that includes both long and short futures?

    At the beginning of the period the portfolio consists of $130 long stocks and $30 short stocks. Then beginning market value of the total portfolio is $100 (=$130 – $30). If long stocks become $142 and short stocks become $27 at the end, then ending market value of the total portfolio is $115 (= $142 – $27).

    R = (115-100)/100 = 15%

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