# FV()

### FV()

Future value of a capital

Syntax

`      FV( nDeposit, nInterest, nPeriods ) --> <nFutureValue>`

Arguments

<nDeposit> amount of money invested per period <nInterest> rate of interest per period, 1 == 100% <nPeriods> period count

Returns

<nFutureValue> Total value of the capital after <nPeriods> of paying <nDeposit> and <nInterest> interest being paid every period and added to the capital (resulting in compound interest)

Description

FV() calculates the value of a capital after <nPeriods> periods. Starting with a value of 0, every period, <nDeposit> (Dollars, Euros, Yens, …) and an interest of <nInterest> for the current capital are added for the capital (<nInterest>=Percent/100).

Thus, one gets the non-linear effects of compound interests:

value in period 0 = 0

value in period 1 = ((value in period 0)*(1+<nInterest>/100)) + <nDeposit>

value in period 2 = ((value in period 1)*(1+<nInterest>/100)) + <nDeposit> etc….

value in period <nPeriod> = ((value in period <nPeriod>-1)*(1+<nInterest>/100))< + <nDeposit>

= <nDeposit> * sum from i=0 to <nPeriod>-1 over (1+<nInterest>/100)ˆi

= <nDeposit> * ((1+<nInterest>/100)ˆn-1) / (<nInterest>/100)

Examples

```      // Payment of 1000 per year for 10 years at a interest rate
// of 5 per cent per year

? fv( 1000, 0.05, 10 ) // --> 12577.893```

Tests

```      fv( 1000, 0.00, 10 ) == 10000.0
fv( 1000, 0.05, 10 ) == 12577.893```

Compliance

FV() is compatible with CT3’s FV().

Platforms

All

Files

Source is finan.c, library is libct.

Seealso

PV(), PAYMENT(), PERIODS(), RATE()

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