The financial industry has come up with a truckload of complicated ways to calculate and present it

Financial gurus urge us to look at a variety of metrics when choosing investment options. But when asked to choose, most of us make a beeline for only one metric — investment returns. But simple as the concept of returns may appear to be, the financial industry has come up with a truckload of complicated ways to calculate and present it. Here are some situations in which what you see can be a mis...