How are dashboard values calculated?
For the simple dashboard:
Cash available: This is the money you have available to make predictions. This will change regularly depending on money you spend or the value of predictions you've made. For example, if a possible answer is at 35% chance and you spend money to say it will go up, and others do too, your cash available will increase. The opposite could also happen and you lose money. Your cash available can also be affected if you're right or wrong about your predictions. If you're right, you'll earn money, wrong, you'll lose money.
Past 7 days: Each day we calculate how much money you've lost or made over the past 7 days.
In addition, for the advanced dashboard:
Current holdings: This is the value of your current investments.
Total cash: This is like your savings account - cash not being used in any investments and any cash that was temporarily deposited in your account to cover your short positions.
Account value: Current holdings + total cash. This number can sometimes be misleading if you have lots of cash deposited in your "total cash" to cover short positions.
The "past 30 days" and "this year" are calculations similar to the "past 7 days" - we take a rolling snapshot of how you've done in the previous 30 days and 365 days. These are not based on calendar time.