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So I want calculate the percentage gain in my portfolio from March 2020 till today, and I think I must be doing something wrong due to the answer I am getting. The formula I am using is as follows:
% increase = Increase ÷ Original Number × 100
So end of March 2020 my return at that time was -717, and my current gain sits at 34,066.
So my INCREASE would be 34783 divided by -717 = 48.51 x 100 = 4851%
I seriously must be missing something here......


Your percent gain is the amount of return divided by the starting value. So, your return since March is
(-717) / 34783 = -0.0206 = -2.06%

Or, calculate it by dividing the new value by the old--
34066 / 34783 = 0.9794, that is, you now have 97.94% of what you used to have, which means you lost 2.06%
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