How Compound Interest Works

Compound interest can have a dramatic effect on the growth of an investment. Use this calculator to illustrate the potential impact of compound interest on the future value of an asset.
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This is a hypothetical example used for illustrative purposes only. It is not representative of any specific investment or combination of investments.This worksheet provides estimates based on certain assumptions. It is not intended to provide specific investment advice. The results are not a guarantee of performance or specific investment advice. The rate of return on investments will vary over time, particularly for longer-term investments. Investments that offer the potential for high returns also carry a high degree of risk. Actual returns will vary.

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