Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Calculator: Recovering from portfolio loss

These days you are no doubt wondering how long it will take your portfolio to recover from the massive losses you may have suffered in the big bear market of 2008 - 2009. I was wondering the same thing, so I created the nifty little calculator below to help me figure it out.

To use the calculator simply enter your original portfolio value, next use the sliders to put in the percent of your original portfolio value that was lost to the downturn, finally set the average annual return you expect your portfolio to generate from this point forward. The calculator will show you how many years it will take your portfolio to recover and will even show a little graph of your portfolio growth. Enjoy.

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Neongreen said...

After a market gets slammed, the recovery is very rapid after it corrects the downward swing; thus correct me if I'm wrong, it'd be very hard to predict this upwards swing?

Shadox said...

That's one theory, but who knows?