Enter the current value of TIPS ($) and the initial TIPS purchase price ($) into the Return on TIPS Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return on TIPS. 

Return on TIPS Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Return on TIPS. 

ROT = (CVT-PPT) / PPT * 100

  • Where ROT is the Return on TIPS (%)
  • CVT is the current value of TIPS ($) 
  • PPT is the initial TIPS purchase price ($) 

How to Calculate Return on TIPS?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Return on TIPS.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the current value of TIPS ($). 
    • The current value of TIPS ($) is given as: 60.
  2. Next, determine the initial TIPS purchase price ($). 
    • The initial TIPS purchase price ($) is provided as: 50.
  3. Finally, calculate the Return on TIPS using the equation above: 

ROT = (CVT-PPT) / PPT * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

ROT = (60-50) / 50 * 100 = 20.00 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

current value of TIPS ($) = 70

initial TIPS purchase price ($) = 35

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

ROT = (CVT-PPT) / PPT * 100 = ?