### How Do You Calculate Portfolio Market Values?

##### 4.     Calculate the return on the portfolio

P.S. In other pages of my site, such as the profit and loss, purchase, sale, you’ll see how specific transactions affect these accounts and therefore, how they can affect the return.  This post will only give you one example, but my site aims to show you the effects of all transactions on these accounts.

### How Do You Calculate the Return on the Total Portfolio?

##### To summarize, in order to understand the sources of your returns, you need to understand how the portfolio accounting system is calculating the market values. So to learn performance, you should learn a little bit of portfolio accounting.
/ July 8, 2018
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