The chart reflects the growth of a hypothetical $1,000 in a given investment over time or it reflects the growth of minimum investment. The index is equal to $1,000/min. investment at inception. Subsequent month-end values are calculated by multiplying the previous month’s VAMI index by 1 plus the current month rate of return.
The VAMI chart always starts a month before the first entered month. Without this rule we wouldn’t be able to calculate VAMI if only data for a single month are available.
- It is possible to show a second data series in the form of bars.
- This chart can visually separate backtested and live data. For more information please see how to set up live a trading period in this topic.
Mouse-over the chart and click “edit settings” icon to adjust:
- How many benchmarks are displayed
- Initial value of VAMI
- This changes initial value of VAMI
- use of logarithmic scale for data which grows exponentially
- min. and max. values of the vertical axis
- visibility of first month data
- monthly returns period – number of months displayed in the chart