Cardano Return Calculator: Analyze Your Cardano Investment

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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

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.
Screenshot of the Cardano Return Calculator
Six year run on Cardano; not bad!

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.


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.



PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dog.

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