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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 March, 2006 - 30 November, 2013
    Categories: Calculation Methodology
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Over the past month, Client X’s portfolio, which had no external cash flows, started with $1000 and ended with $1038. The capital change was $15, and the income earned was $23. What is the portfolio’s total return for the month?

    Capital change: $1015/$1000= 1.5%
    Income: $23/$1000= 2.3%
    Total Return: $1038/$1000= 3.8%