# Future value calculator

This calculator can help you instantly work out the future value of an asset or investment.
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Updated: Aug 14, 2024
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The Invezz future value (FV) calculator lets you calculate the future value of an investment (or asset) based on multiple different pieces of information. Keep reading to see how our future value calculator works, and which inputs you need to calculate future value.

Future Value Calculator

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## How to use our future value calculator

To use our future value calculator, just follow these steps:

1. Enter Principal Amount: Input the initial amount of money (principal) you are investing.
2. Input Annual Interest Rate: Enter the annual interest rate in percentage.
3. Select Compounding Frequency: Choose how often the interest is compounded (e.g., annually, semi-annually, quarterly, monthly, or daily).
4. Select the Number of Years: Use the slider to select the number of years for the investment.
5. Calculate Future Value: Click the "Calculate Future Value" button to compute the future value of the investment.
6. Review the Future Value: The result will show the estimated future value of your investment.
7. View the Chart: The chart displays how the future value grows over time based on the entered parameters.

## How the future value calculator works

The future value calculator determines the future value of an asset or investment, based on a number of variables, which can vary depending on how your investment works. Some FV calculations will include a periodic payment amount, in which you’re adding to your position on a regular basis. If you simply plan to buy and hold your investment without adding to it, you would avoid including the PMT in your calculation.

## Why should I use it?

A future value calculator can be highly useful if you want to know where you stand financially at a future date. For instance, let’s say the FV of a £25,000 investment you buy today is projected to be £30,000 three years from now. You’re thinking about graduating from renting a flat to buying a home three years from now, with £300,000 as your target purchase price.

If you can peg the future value of your investment at £30,000, and you need a 20% down payment (£60,000) to make that home purchase three years from now, then you’ll know that you’ll already be halfway there.

## What is future value?

Future value is the value of an asset or investment at a given point in time in the future. While future value can be difficult to impossible to predict in the case of owning, say, a stock or Bitcoin, it’s a useful tool that you can apply to fixed-income investments, such as a bond.

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