RoR🦁 or Rate of Return is the overall profit or loss from an investment over a specific duration.
The RoR includes the dividends you get from stocks as well as the profit you make from trading. The Real Rate of Return takes into account inflation that occurs over that time, the RoR does not.
RoR is a good way to understand how well your investments do, but it's always best to calculate the Real Rate of Return as well. For things other than stocks, you simply deduct the current value from the original value, divide by the original value and multiply by 100.
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