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Quaterly IRR I am trying to calculate IRR on a big excel interactive database over a 20 year period. I plugged in the customized excel formula. the income and expense calculations are done on a quarterly basis. The IRR seems to be coming out very low. Do i multiply by 4 to cover for the fact that i am using quaterly data or there is another way?

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If your analysis is based annually, yes. if it is based quarterly, then you have to raise the derived irr to the 4th power (4 consecutive quarters) to arrive at the annualized irr.

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