Future Value Calculator (Reverse CAGR)

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Understanding Future Value:

Future value (FV) is a fundamental concept in finance that helps you determine the value of an investment at a specified time in the future, given an initial investment, an interest rate, and a time period. It allows you to estimate how much your investment will be worth down the road, taking into account the compounding of interest or returns.

The Formula for Future Value: The formula for calculating future value is based on the principle of compounding:

FV = PV * (1 + r)^n


  • FV is the Future Value (the value of the investment at the end of the investment period).
  • PV is the Present Value (the initial investment or principal amount).
  • r is the interest rate or return rate per compounding period.
  • n is the number of compounding periods (typically years).

Using the Future Value Calculator:

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use a Future Value Calculator to estimate the future worth of your investment:

Step 1: Access the Calculator: use the tool in the page to access the Future Value/ Reverse CAGR Calculator.

Step 2: Input the Required Information: The Future Value Calculator typically requires the following inputs:

  1. Initial Investment (Present Value): Enter the amount you are initially investing or the principal amount.
  2. Interest Rate (Return Rate): Input the interest rate or expected return rate. Ensure you specify whether this rate is compounded annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly, as this will affect the calculation.
  3. Investment Duration (in Years): Enter the number of years over which you plan to hold the investment.

Step 3: Calculate the Future Value: After entering the necessary data, click the “Calculate” button.

Step 4: Interpret the Results: The Future Value Calculator will provide you with the estimated future worth of your investment. This is the value your investment is expected to reach after the specified duration.

Step 5: Make Informed Decisions:

The calculated future value is a valuable piece of information that can help you make informed financial decisions. It allows you to:

  • Evaluate the potential growth of an investment over time.
  • Compare different investment options to see which one has the most promising future value.
  • Plan for long-term financial goals, such as retirement, education, or major purchases.

Example: Suppose you invest 10,000 units in a savings account with an annual interest rate of 5%, compounded annually. Using the Future Value Calculator, you find that the future value after 10 years is approximately 16,386.97 units This means your initial investment of 10,000 units is expected to grow to nearly 16,387 units over the specified period.

What is Reverse CAGR Calculator?

As the CAGR Calculator helps us calculate a particular annualized interest rate, the Reverse CAGR Calculator, i.e., the same as the Future Value (FV) Calculator, helps us estimate the future value of our investment or a fund using a predetermined annualized return or CAGR.