Financial Terms / asset class

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## Formula

``sum = (asset type 1 + asset type 2 + ...) / total asset value``

## How do I calculate the asset class?

`When calculating an asset class, it is important to understand what characteristics the asset class exhibits, as well as the laws and regulations that govern it. Common asset classes include equities, fixed income, commodities, and real estate. To calculate an asset class, use a spreadsheet program such as Sourcetable. Once you have identified the type of asset class you wish to calculate, input all relevant data into the spreadsheet and use a formula such as `sum = (asset type 1 + asset type 2 + ...) / total asset value` to calculate the asset class.`

## What is an asset class?

`An asset class is a collection of investments that have similar characteristics.`

## What are some common asset classes?

`Common asset classes include equities, fixed income, commodities, and real estate.`

## What formula is used to calculate an asset class's return?

`The formula for calculating an asset class's return is `Return = (Ending Value - Beginning Value) / Beginning Value`.`

## Key Points

How do I calculate asset class?
`sum = (asset type 1 + asset type 2 + ...) / total asset value`
Equities
Equities, or stocks, are investments in a company or organization that provide a share of ownership. This means that when the company or organization does well, shareholders benefit from the profits earned.
Fixed Income
Fixed income investments are securities that provide a steady stream of income for the investor. These investments are generally considered to be lower risk investments than equities, but also offer lower returns.
Commodities
Commodities are physical goods such as gold, oil, or wheat that can be traded on the open market. Investing in commodities can be a way to diversify a portfolio, as the prices of commodities tend to move independently of stock and bond prices.
Real Estate
Real estate investments can take many forms, including purchasing property or investing in a real estate investment trust (REIT). Real estate investments have the potential to generate income in the form of rent and appreciation, but they also come with the risk of market fluctuations and tenant turnover.