Enter the initial stock price and the stock price after the 1st period into the calculator to determine the capital gains yield.

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## Capital Gains Yield Formula

The following equation can be used to calculate the capital gains yield of a security.

CGY = (Pf – Pi) / Pi *100

- Where CGY is the capital gains yield (%)
- Pi is the initial stock price
- Pf is the final stock price

## Capital Gains Yield Definition

A capital gains yield is the total gain or increase in the price of a stock over time.

## Capital Gains Yield Example

How to calculate capital gains yield?

**First, determine the initial stock price.**Calculate the initial price of the stock.

**Next, determine the final stock price.**Calculate the final price of the stock after some time period.

**Finally, calculate the capital gains yield.**Calculate the capital gains yield using the equation above.

## FAQ

**What is a capital gains yield?**

A capital gains yield is the change in the price of a stock or security. It’s a measure of the total gain a particular stock undergoes during a certain time period.

**What is a normal capital gains yield?**

The average market return over time has been roughly 7-10% per year. Any capital gains that exceed this value are considered a success.