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Yield on Cost
I would love to be able to see "Yield on Cost"  today's dividend / share over the original or weighted average price per share. Is there a way to do this without exporting my holdings?

Hi Jenny,
If I understand your request correctly, this is what the dividend gain figure in Sharesight shows you and is one of the reasons why we split out dividend, capital and currency gain.
The dividend gain is the sum of all dividends divided by the total amount invested. This figure is annualised if required by the (weighted average) investment period. 

Hi Scott
Thanks for your reply. Dividend Gain is very useful, but is something different I think  Dividend Gain (as I understand it) is the total of all dividends received since purchase. The annualised percentage is a reasonable approximation of YOC, but I am not sure that it would accurately reflect the YOC if dividends have increased over time.
What I am looking for is the current annual dividend amount (TTM or similar) divided by the original purchase price. i.e. what would the yield be today if I paid the historical price for the stock?
Hi Jenny, Thanks for the clarification, I understand what you mean now. We'll leave this one open for further consideration and feedback!





I agree with this request. So this is a useful metric for dividend investors who likes to look at their portfolio from a long term perspective.
