On this page we present a Litecoin return calculator. Enter any two dates between October 24, 2013 and a final date and we’ll estimate the total return on any money invested in Litecoin as well as an annualized return. Enter a theoretical starting investment value and the Litecoin calculator will estimate the investment value on […]

# Investing

## What is a Stock Market Correction? What Should I Do?

A stock market correction is a drop of ten percent in value from an all-time high in a stock index. While stock market corrections are defined mathematically, there is a large psychological aspect to the coverage of corrections. All stock indexes can be ‘in correction’, but capital-C Corrections happen on the most popular indexes. When […]

## Bitcoin Return Calculator with Inflation Adjustment

On this page we present a bitcoin return calculator. Enter any two dates between July 17, 2010 and a final date and we will estimate the annual and total return on any money invested in bitcoin. Enter a starting investment value and the bitcoin tool will guess the investment value on the final date. Optionally, […]

## A Linear Scale and Round Numbers are Misleading While Investing

When viewed on a linear scale over a long enough time period, large American Stock Index graphs look almost vertical. Drops look crazy steep. The 1987 crash is nearly a blip on the map while the 2008 crash appears (correctly) to be the largest, quickest downfall in the past 40 years. What incorrect decisions do […]

## 2017 Bitcoin Return

The 2017 Bitcoin return was +1,318% not including any transaction fees. At midnight UTC after 12/31/2016 bitcoin traded at 998.33 a coin and one year later traded at 14,156.4 a coin. 2017 Bitcoin Return: Cryptocurrency is Not an Investment Bitcoin is a digital currency built on top of a public, digital ledger known as a […]

## Stock picks for 2018!

Every year, we enter into a stock picking contest with fellow internet personalities and writers (and the occasional pet and child). This year, we made stock picks for 2018 in the Asset Based Life Stock Picking Contest in an epic battle for our pride. We fully intend to take home the top prize of Internet […]

## Where Does 2018 Rank in Annual S&P 500 Returns?

The S&P 500 and the broader equity markets continue to outperform and have seen annual inflation-adjusted 15.8% returns from March 2009 through the end of December 2017. More recently, from November 2016 to January 2017, the S&P 500 has returned 22.3% in total. Annual S&P 500 Returns Vary Wildly I started with each year’s inflation […]

## 2017 NASDAQ Return

The 2017 NASDAQ return was +27.24% calculated from the price index. Using a better calculation which factors in dividend reinvestment, the NASDAQ returned +28.62% in 2017. The 2017 NASDAQ Return: Reinvest Your Dividends The above numbers assume you bought the NASDAQ index on January 3rd, 2017 and sold at close on December 29, 2017. The […]

## 2017 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return

The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned +24.39% in 2017. Using a calculation which includes dividend reinvestment, the Dow Jones returned +28.11%. 2017 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return: Reinvest Your Dividends Those numbers from the introduction are accurate for an index purchase on January 3rd, 2017 sold at close on December 29, 2017. Alternatively, if you […]

## 2017 S&P 500 Return

The S&P 500 Price index returned +18.74% in 2017. Using a better calculation which includes dividend reinvestment, the S&P 500 returned +21.14%. The 2017 S&P 500 Return: Buy, Hold and Reinvest The above quoted numbers are accurate if you bought the index at the opening price on January 3rd, 2017 and sold at the closing […]