Below is a *Cardano Return Calculator*. Use the inputs to estimate the return on a Cardano investment over a specified period. You can also adjust for inflation (using US CPI-U), and visualize the gain (or loss) of an investment over time.

## Cardano Return Calculator

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## Using the Cardano Return Calculator

To use the tool to calculate a Cardano investment return, follow these steps:

**Investment ($):**Enter the amount of money invested in Cardano.**Starting Date:**Enter the date when the investment was made.**Ending Date:**Enter the date when you want to calculate the return.**Adjust for Inflation? (CPI):**Check this box if you want to adjust the return for inflation (using CPI-U).

Next, click the blue **Calculate** button to compute the return. You can also click the gray **Graph** button to visualize the performance of the investment over time.

**Total Return (%):**The overall percentage return on the investment.**Annualized Return (%):**The annualized percentage return on the investment.**Ending Value ($):**The value of the investment at the end date.**CPI Adjusted?:**Indicates whether the return is adjusted for inflation.

### Special features

This Cardano Return Calculator offers several special features:

**Adjust for Inflation:**Optionally adjust returns for inflation using the CPI-U.**Total and Annualized Return:**Computes both the total and annualized return on an investment.**Graph Performance:**Optionally graph the growth or drawdown of the investment over time.**Hover for Value:**Hover over the graph to see the value of the investment on any given day. Hovering also reveals the gain or loss to that point.

### Methodology and Data Sources

The Cardano Return Calculator uses daily closing prices for Cardano from CoinGecko. CPI-U is sourced from FRED. Please note that the calculator uses end-of-day prices, and intraday price movements are not reflected in the calculations.

### Disclaimer

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the results from this calculator are for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial advice. Always conduct your own research and consult with a financial advisor before making investment decisions.

We hope this tool helps you make informed decisions about Cardano investments. For more financial tools, check out our Investing category page. For Cardano, I also build a Cardano Moving Average Calculator and Cardano Drawdown Analyzer. We also have a Cardano to USD and USD to Cardano tool.

Additionally, you might find our Stock Return Calculator and Inflation Calculator useful for other financial analysis.