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Questions tagged [compound-interest]

Compound interest is the result of reinvesting interest so that interest in the next period is then earned on the principal sum plus previously accumulated interest.

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What is an appropriate metric measure average annualized rate of return for an average investor?

Let us say an investor invests $X per year for N years. Let us say the final portfolio value is $Y. In this scenario, how should I measure a metric that quantifies "average annualized return"? I ...
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Can I report all my taxable interest in Schedule CA NR Column E even if I wasn't a resident for the entire year?

Filing 2016 taxes. The place I having a savings account in reported $12 in 1099-INT. I started living in California at the end of January. Will my taxes get rejected if I report all $12 in column E ...
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How much do I need to save per month in an interest-bearing account to reach a certain account balance in a certain number of years?

How do I calculate what my monthly contribution should be to an interest bearing account, knowing how much I'll need to have in the account in a given number of years? For Example, I need $8,203.03 ...
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What kind of interest rate is used on treasury bills?

Let me use an example. If we say the yield to maturity of 1 month treasury bill is 2.414% now, what exactly does it mean? In actuarial notations, this number can mean effective interest rate (APY), ...
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Finding the price of an item years earlier from compound interest, simple interest, or APY

Is there a way to use the compound interest formula, simple interest, or APY to find the price of something years earlier if the price of it was increasing by a certain percentage annually?
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When to make Credit Card payments on large balance with interest

Consider the following scenario: A credit card has a balance of $5000 that cannot be paid off at this time. Every week I earn $500 that is deposited to my bank. My monthly minimum payment is $200. ...
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Does compounding frequency have any bearing on the return on investment?

If I take 100 dollars and put it into a savings account that pays me 5% annual interest which compounds monthly. At the end of the year I will have $105.12 If I take the same 100 dollars and invest ...
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effective rate loan installment

Why is it that the effective rate is based on compounding and it is also paid only on the remaining loan balance in compounding interest we pay interest on interest? Can someone explain in to me? what ...
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How to calculate the payback period when income is reinvested? [closed]

Could someone please show me how to calculate the payback period with compounded interest? So if I had a initial investment of $100, paying 1.5% interest annually that is reinvested, how do I ...
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interest compounded daily vs monthly

I want to compare two saving accounts with same APY, but one has interest "compounded daily and credited monthly" and the other has interest "compounded monthly and credited monthly". Which will yield ...
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How to calculate the return from a mutual fund?

How do I calculate the return from a mutual fund invested as a monthly SIP of Rs. 5000 over a period of 3 years at a return rate of 20.4% per annum? The projected amount for the same is calculated by ...
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Time value of money confusion [duplicate]

I am new to the stock market and currently trying to just get a basic understanding of the stock markets using online sources (investopedia). I came across this sentence when I was reading on a ...
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Building Marcus Savings Calculator in Excel

I'm trying to do some analysis in Google Sheets which involves putting money in Marcus' High Yield savings account. For some reason, I can't seem to get my numbers to match the values from their ...
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Long Term Stock Investment and Compounding

I have a query that's been bugging me. I have been investing in the UK stock market + funds for around a year now. Current Investments - Retirement Fund - FTSE index Fund - Managed Accumulation ...
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Understanding effective interest rate and compounding period

An article I'm reading says "An effective monthly rate [on a loan] is quoted over a one-month period. Since it is effective, it is compounded once per month." Is that still true if there's no ...
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Do pension pots get interest? [closed]

Pension pot is the money, the employee and sometimes the employer and the government pay that gets accumulated into pension fund. But my question is, that this pension fund is basically a bank ...
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How to compare the APRs of different currencies?

I want to take a loan and I have two options: Euros APR: 7.2% terms: 10 years Yuan APR: 9.2% terms: 5 years I have taken some financial classes so I have a vague idea about it. I know there is an ...
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How to know how much money was paid, and how much was spent paying off interest

I would like to buy a car, and found out about the 20/4/10 rule today. I definitely have more than 20% downpayment saved up, due to that I am not concerned with the 20 part. I am more concerned about ...
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How to calculate how long my money would last

I want to calculate how much money I'll need in retirement. For that I want to calculate how long my money will last. I'm not sure if there is a formula for that. Lets say we have this simple ...
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Comparing Real Estate returns to Mutual Fund returns

I was recently looking at a syndicated Real Estate investment that did some math to show what future returns might look like. The bottom line was that a $1,000 would turn into $2,360 after 10 years. ...
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Future value vs total amortized cost of a loan

My goal is to determine the total cost of a mortgage loan (principle + interest for 30 years) I assumed that the future value(FV) of a loan is the total amortized cost of the loan. Is that assumption ...
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How does compound interest work with stocks? [duplicate]

I just learned about compound interest, and I want to know if I understood it right: You buy a stock, and then you just keep it. And over time, you will just earn interest on your interest. Is that ...
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Why do people save so much?

When I am old and retired (70 years +), I don't plan to spend a lot of money. I'll be living in my own house that is already paid off at that point, so no rent or mortgage payments. Since I don't need ...
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Loan with floating interest [closed]

I have taken a 7 years loan of 450 000 for a car in January 2017 with monthly payment of 7077. The interest rate was 8.25% which means that the total repayment is 593878 after 7 years. As from ...
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Calculating Amortization Payment Amount when first payment is early

How can I determine a fixed payment amount for a loan that has an early first payment? Example: Loan Amount: $100 Interest: 10% Loan Date: January 1st, 2018 First Payment Date: January 15th, ...
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What is the formula for loan payoff with daily compounded interest and annual payment?

I am trying to get the loan repayment amount for below data : Loan Amount: $20,412.65 Payments (#): 10 Annual Interest Rate: 2.5% Loan Date: 07/02/2018 First Payment Due: 09/02/2018 (next payment ...
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Would compound interest work better if all my accounts were combined into one?

My wife and I currently have three retirement accounts from different jobs. The only one currently getting paid into is my TSP account. Would we realize better gains if we combined the other two ...
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Which compound interest formula can I use to find the final balance with monthly contributions that increase yearly?

I apologise in advance if this has been asked already - I can't seem to find a similar question. I am looking for a formula to find the final balance when provided the following variables: Initial ...
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How are CAGR and compounding frequency related?

I am newbie, so forgive me if my question seems trivial. I have a numerical where a bank scheme triples a person's investment in 5 years but it doesn't talk about the compounding frequency. Assuming ...
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Compound Interest & Mortgages

Mortgages are compounded 2 times a year in Canada and 12 times a year in the USA. However, I read that mortgages are simple interest and not compound interest because you pay the interest for each ...
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What would be my total saving with an increasing and regular yearly deposit after 30 years?

Let's say I deposit $50,000 into the bank and in the first year I put in an installment of 5,000 and the interest is calculated monthly at 7%. In the second year, all is the same except for my yearly ...
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How to compare loans of same principal, same interest but with different tenors

I have a scenario where there are 2 loans that can be provided (assuming I am providing the loan). The principal amount is the same, 30,000 in case of both the loans. The interest is also same at 17%. ...
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Compound daily interest with monthly deposits over x amount of years in excel

This is compound interest calculated daily and topped up with deposits every month e.g Begin with $100, earn 2% interest earned daily even on weekends, and then come month end invest another $100 on ...
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How rate of interest affects inflation rate [duplicate]

Suppose i invest 100000 today.and suppose rate of interest is 12% and inflation rate is 6% . so what amount i will get after 2 year at the rate of 12% and inflation of 6%. In other word you can say,...
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How to calculate the future expenditure of education :

Suppose the following: if a child's age is 2 years today and he/she will go to college at the age of 15 years for 2 years(duration of education) and for which Cost incurred P.A. as on today (Rs.) ...
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Investing and compound interest? [duplicate]

I see lot of information about the power of compound interest and how it can help money grow. I understand the mathematics of compound interest but I have no idea how to take some money and make it ...
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How to profit from compound interest when investing in single stocks? [duplicate]

I started investing in the stock market last year. I've read tons of information and tried different products. My knowledge about compound interest is, when you invest in one stock, get 5% return, ...
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Calculating interest on a daily base, compounded monthly [closed]

I am a programmer knowing next to nothing to interest calculation and I have to determine a formula to calculate interest on a daily basis compounded monthly. The main problem here is that the ...
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Compound Interest Formula With Monthly Investment Increase

I'm looking to solve this problem: If I were to start investing now, With a 4% annual return compounded monthly what is the function for my return if my monthly input is initially $2000 then for ...
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How do I know if my mutual fund is compounded?

I have money in a S&P Index Fund (VFIAX specifically). How do I know if my index fund is compounded? Furthermore, at what intervals is it compounded? And more importantly, should it be compounded?...
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Calculating Compounded Salary Increase Percentage with Multiple Years and Durations

I am trying to calculate the cumulative salary increase across 10 years. The issue is that some union members received raises multiple times a year, and other years they received no raises. I am ...
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Is it possible to borrow money to accrue interest, and then use that interest to pay back the borrower + fees?

Say I want to borrow $225,000.00 to accrue interest on a 1.20% APY account. I promise the lender that I'll pay them a fixed-rate of this interest with agreement that I cannot withdraw nor touch the ...
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How do I calculate monthly compound interest in Google Sheets?

I have a financial spreadsheet with a column of all my deposits into my savings account. The leftmost column lists the dates of the deposits. Now, let's say my savings balance is $100.00 and my ...
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Why “N-year” loans (and other complications)? Why does a loan need so many parameters?

If the title sounds ridiculous, please hear me out before downvoting. Let's start simple. You have too much money on your hands and want to start a loan business. If you neither want to gain nor ...
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Looking for Excel formula to calculate the benefit of making additional payments on a loan with interest daily compounded monthly

I'm looking to make extra payments to my student loans. I currently owe $30,000 at 5.25%. I pay $250 on the 15th of every month. My loans accrue interest daily that are then compounded monthly. I want ...
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Monthly payment on a compounded daily car loan? [duplicate]

I just took a car loan. The amount financed is $12,865.57, the APR is 3.06%, and the length is 48 months. The finance company charges $285.47 monthly. I would like to know how they calculated such ...
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Does compounding interest on a loan matter if you pay all the interest accrued each statement?

Several answers on a question about recalculating interest when paying off a mortgage early mentioned how their examples didn't account for compound interest, which would complicate things. Is this ...
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how to deal with february in accrued interest calculation (30/360 day count convention)

How would you deal with the month of february in a daily interest calculation on a loan that compounds monthly? I would think that with 30/360 day count convention, each day in february results in ...
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What are the ways compounding can occur from an investment in stocks and bonds?

I've been trying to understand the multiple ways stocks and bonds compound (under the definition of compounding as generating earnings from the reinvestment of previous earnings, my understanding of ...
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Am I paying too much in mortgage interest?

Hi there all you smart people. I am looking for a hand on a mortgage I currently hold. I will give a little back story to hopefully let you see where I am coming from. I have a summer home (the only ...