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Investment is the resource (time, energy, or matter) spent to plan for and realize a set of financial goals. These goals are usually implemented  within a  time frame and constrained by available funding or other resources.

In economics, investment is the accumulation of newly produced physical entities, such as factories, machinery, houses, and goods inventories.

In finance, investment is putting money into an asset with the expectation of capital appreciation, dividends, and/or interest earnings. Most or all forms of investment involve some form of risk, such as investment in equities, property, and even fixed interest securities which are subject, among other things, to inflation risk.

vCalc's Investment folder contains equations for computing resources required to achieve financial goals.

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Investment Equations

  • Annual Percentage Yield by vCalc
  • Black-Scholes Equation by vCalc
  • Capital Recovery by vCalc
  • Compound Interest Earned by vCalc
  • Compound Interest Future Value by vCalc
  • FV of 401k Contributions by vCalc
  • Number of Periods Required by vCalc
  • Rate of Yield on Investment by vCalc
  • Savings Goal Payment by vCalc
  • Simple Interest Earned by vCalc
  • 30 Day Yield by KurtHeckman
  • APY (FDIC) by MichaelBartmess
  • Domestic Investment by cataustria
  • Future Value Factor by MichaelBartmess
  • Future Value of Annuity by MichaelBartmess
  • Future Value- Growing Annuity by EdwardOmbui
  • National Saving by cataustria
  • Net Exports and Net Capital Outflow by cataustria
  • Present Value - Fixed Interest (%) by KurtHeckman
  • Present Value Annuity Due by MichaelBartmess
  • Present Value Constant Growth Perpetual Annuity by MichaelBartmess
  • Present Value Factor by MichaelBartmess
  • Present Value Ordinary Annuity by MichaelBartmess
  • Present Value Perpetual Annuity Due by MichaelBartmess
  • Present Value Perpetual Ordinary Annuity by MichaelBartmess
  • Simple Interest by AdamS
  • Simple Interest Accrued by EdwardOmbui
  • Simple Interest Only by EdwardOmbui
  • Single Payment Compound Amount (SPCA) Factor by DavidC
  • Single Payment Present Worth (SPPW) Factor by DavidC
  • Total Investment Value by cataustria
  • Uniform Gradient Future Worth (UGFW) by DavidC
  • Uniform Gradient Present Worth (UGPW) by DavidC
  • Uniform Gradient Uniform Series (UGUS) by DavidC
  • Uniform Series Compound Amount (USCA) by DavidC
  • Uniform Series Present Worth (USPW) by DavidC
  • Uniform Series Sinking Fund (USSF) by DavidC