Enter the total income, initial value, and final value into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the holding period return.

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## Holding Period Return Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a holding period return.

HPR = I + (FV-IV) / IV

- Where HPR is the holding period return
- I is the income generated from the investment
- FV is the final value
- IV is the initial value

## Holding Period Return Definition

A holding period return is the simplest way to analyze return on investments. It’s a simple calculation of the return an investment gives over a given period of time including its income generation.

## Holding Period Return Example

How to calculate a holding period return?

**First, determine the income.**Calculate the income generated from the investment.

**Next, determine the final value.**Measure the final value of the investment.

**Next, determine the initial value.**Calculate the initial value of the investment.

**Finally, calculate the holding period return.**Use the equation above to calculate the return.

## FAQ

**What is a holding period return?**

A holding period return is a total return on an investment generated over a given holding period.