I did learn that there are 73 epochs in the year. Schedules people had posted incorrectly showed weekly epoch’s.
The amount I get each epoch hardly has averaged out to 5% since I have started. My "receipt is about .4%. on an annualized basis. The page says 5.3% yet I have revoked nothing close to that. The page shows TRUE maybe 3.6%. If you are in that pool are you getting about the annualized return you expected?
I only seem to get rewards on a weekly basis - every Friday or Saturday - I forget which.
I’m in 1PCT9. Spoke with the number says I’m not even close to getting a return of 1% despite the fact that they say it’s over 5%.
It has been the same when I was in the TRUE pool.
If you do the math on yours multiply you’re holding times 4%. Add up all your approaches figure out what the average is per week. Multiply that by 73. That should be your annual return. I doubt it’s going to come close to 4% of the ADA you hold.
OK I just did that, got 3.75%. Which is an underestimate, because the calc doesn’t allow for several days when I wasn’t actually delegating (not just at the start, also when I split between wallets for >1 pool). Or for the >2 days that we’re into the current epoch. I could redo it more carefully but because I’m not worried I’m not going to bother.
Any rewards in the ranking tools should be the rewards a delegator should expect. (Obviously, the actual tools are written by several organizations.)
=stake * EXP( annual_return * (5/365) ) - 1
=50000 * EXP( 0.05 * (5/365) ) -1
which should be about 34.26 Ada/week in rewards
14 does seem very low, so there is probably something else going on.
Various things can affect rewards; a big one being that the “active” stake used for pool rewards is snapped 2 epochs (10 days) prior to the start of the epoch, so new pools (or rapidly growing pools) can show different rewards over time.
Rewards are also paid 5 days after being earned, so their is a lag when you get them into your wallet.
Make sure to leave it delegated long enough to get a clear signal.
Rewards also are scaled by the number of blocks they are expected to create and the number they actually create. If a pool is offline or gets unlucky, it generates less blocks.
Realized rewards are strongly influenced by block creation, especially as “d, the decentralization parameter” is still fairly high: pools who “got lucky” and generated some extra blocks have no reason to expect that they will “get lucky” in the future. Right now the “realized” rewards are mostly noise because of this.
Rewards are automatically sent to your wallet; the pool operator is not directly involved in the process (unlike Tezos ‘baking’ for example).
As a side comment:
The rewards for the pool operator are quite different; they are taking 1% of the whole reward pool; so if the pool size is 100MM they would be taking a (~5%) return on 1MM Ada (or 1% of the pool) + 340. There is a degree of leverage there if they are pledging 0.1% of the pool, but taking rewards for 1% of it, but they also have costs associated with running the pool to cover. The main point: the ranking sites are just showing the returns a delegator should expect.