calculating yearly returns

Discussion in 'Trading' started by luisHK, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. luisHK

    luisHK

    Hi

    Any tip on how I could find out my total yearly returns percentage wise, inclduing open positions for the whole year - it got a bit difficult because I used 4 different accounts, none of which has been running the whole year, and forex Pnl doesn't show when I check IB mtm statements. I also wired money in and out of the accounts during this period.

    Thanks for all constructive advice !
     
  2. Look up Money weight returns and time weighted returns. Use whichever method makes sense for your situation.
     
  3. luisHK

    luisHK

    Thanks Newwurldmn - started to read about it and will get a more thourough look with more free time ahead.
     
  4. If I remember from my CFA (haha but seriously), one of them is better based on the outflows and inflows (and whether you have control over them and their sizes).

    There is no right answer for this, which is annoying.