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How would I value a capital loss of a share?

Discussion in 'General Investing Discussion' started by Ema24, 29th Jun, 2013.

  1. Ema24

    Ema24 Member

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    :confused:Hi there, does anybody know how I would value a capital of a share?
    For example: If my shares were valued at $10.00 per share, and they fell to only $1.00, how much capital value would I have lost? $9? or is it more complicated then that.

    Does capital value have anything to do with my total value of shares (in this example it is $65million)?

    I'm confused, does anybody have a simple way of explaining this?
     
  2. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    You lost $9.
     
  3. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    And 90%

    But once you're at $1 you will need it to increase 900% just to get back to your $10 starting point

    Happened to a semi-retiree I knew with income funds, LPT's etc