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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 1 decade ago

how can i find out how much my shares on the market are realy worth with all the splits over the years?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The easiest way is to go to http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/. You can then type in the symbol and the date you purchased.

    On the right side it will give you the split adjusted price and the adjustment factor.

    Multiply your original number of shares by the adjustment factor. So if it says the adjustment factor is 64, multiply your number of shares by 64.

    Here's an example. Let's say you bought 10 shares of IBM on 5/1/85. The closing price on IBM that day was $125 (total investment of $1250).

    According to bigcharts.com, the split adjusted price is $31.40 and the adjustment factor is 4 to 1. So that means you now have 40 shares (10x4), with a cost basis of $31.40.

    IBM closed at 81.41 on Friday 9/1/06, which means your shares would now be worth 81.41x40 = $3256.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your brokerage account statement will show you how many shares you own of each stock. Take that number and multiple it ny the current price and that is the total value of your holding in that company. If you remember how much your original investment was, in dollars (not shares and share price), then subract that from the current value to your gain. Also, yahoo historical price page will show both the original price and split adjusted. Additionaly. yahoo tech analysis graphs will have arrows on the price line on the graph indicating when there was a split. Finally, your brokerage house should have all past statements and tax forms with all that info

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  • 1 decade ago

    perhaps you can try forex. which is also excellent way for you to invest.

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  • GMoney
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    1 decade ago

    call your broker and ask him to trace the CUSIP number on the certificate. using the CUSIP he should be able to tell you what your certificate now represents.

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