The Motley Fool Investment Return Calculations Disclosures
The Motley Fool's real money portfolios include Pro, Supernova, the Everlasting Portfolio, Million Dollar Portfolio, Special Ops, and MDP Deep Value. The total return is calculated using a time-weighted rate-of-return formula. The returns of the individual stocks are calculated using a simple average, excluding dividends. Dividends are included for both the total portfolio return and the benchmark, the S&P 500 Total Return Index.
Total average returns are the average of all individual stock recommendations (active and sold) and the average of the S&P 500 Total Return Index, starting from the end of the day we make each recommendation. Both the stock and benchmark returns include reinvested dividends.