Ever wonder how well you would have done if you had purchased a stock before it became hot? Well, there’s a free online calculator at Sharebuilder called “What If I Had Invested?” that can tell you! I found this by accident yesterday (I don’t have a Sharebuilder account) while I was looking up some other information on investing. The cool thing is that you don’t have to have a Shareholder account to use the calculator tool. You just enter the stock symbol, the date you wish you had invested, and how much you wish you had invested. You can customize other data as well, such as if you had reinvested the dividends or not.
I purchased Boeing (BA) on September 12, 2001. Too bad I could only afford two shares!