Time Value

Time can be a powerful tool in building the value of your investments. That's because of compounding - the ability of an investment's earnings to themselves earn a return by reinvesting all interest, dividends, and realized capital gains. How fast an investment grows over time depends on the rate of return earned each year.

Use this calculator to estimate the future value of an investment based on different rates of return. Complete the form below and click Submit.

What is the dollar amount of your initial investment?


How much, if any, do you plan to invest periodically?


How often will you contribute?

Which annual rate of return do you expect to earn on your investments?

For how many years do you expect to hold this investment?

  1. 1
  2. 26
  3. 50
  4. 75
  5. 100



The information provided by these calculators is for illustrative purposes only. The default figures shown are hypothetical and may not be applicable to your individual situation. Be sure to consult a financial professional prior to relying on the results. The calculated results are intended for illustrative purposes only and accuracy is not guaranteed.