Real rate of return

A real rate of return is the annual percentage return realized on an investment, which is adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other external factors. This method expresses the nominal rate of return in real terms, which keeps the purchasing power of a given level of capital constant over time. Adjusting the nominal return to compensate for factors such as inflation allows you to determine how much of your nominal return is real return—Read more at Investopedia. Hargrave, Marshall. “Real Rate of Return Definition.” 14 April 2019