Sensex 29261.1 -420.67 -1.42%
Nifty 8834.45 -117.9 -1.32%
|Date||Cash flows (Rs.)|
In the above table, the cash flows are occurring at irregular intervals. Here, you can use XIRR function to compute the IRR for these cash flows. In an Excel sheet, first enter the original amount invested. The amount invested should be represented by a ‘minus’ sign. In each cell enter the cash flows which received each period. Remember to include the ‘minus’ sign whenever you invest money. Now find out XIRR by mentioning =XIRR(values,dates,guess)
Values refer to a series of cash flows that corresponds to a schedule of payments in dates. The first payment refers to the investment made at the beginning of the investment period and must be a negative value. All succeeding payments are discounted based on a 365-day year. The series of values must contain at least one positive and one negative value.
Dates stand for the date when the first investment was made and when the cash flows were received. Each date should correspond to its respective investment made or cash flow received as shown in the above table. Dates should be entered in DD-MM-YY (date-month-year) format. Problems can occur if dates are not entered in the right format. If any number in dates is not a valid date, XIRR returns the #VALUE! error value.
One of the disadvantages of the IRR function is that it assumes a periodic cash flow and most financial instruments these days are generally giving irregular cash flows. This is where the XIRR comes into play. XIRR allows for uneven cash flow intervals by taking into account the dates of which a cash flow occurs.
India Infoline News Service / 09:04, Jan 22, 2015
The outlook is a flat start. The market will look to scale to new peaks though not much effort is needed for the same. HUL saw a rally and short-covering may have pulled it up further. Speculation is on that its parent will raise stake through an open offer. After the cooling in oil prices, Cairn results will be in focus.