Calculators

Many people compare investing and finance to a complicated math class. The sheer amount and type of numbers can be overwhelming. In this section you will find Investopedia's group of calculators is designed to help investors visualize how to achieve their goals and understand the fundamentals of money.

Future and Present Value

Learn about one of the most basic financial concepts: the time value of money.

  1. Future Value Calculator

  2. Present Value Calculator

  3. Dividend Investment Calculator

Bonds and Present value

Currency and Forex

Hundreds of currencies and trillions of dollars change hands everyday.

  1. Currency Converter

Retirement and Personal Finance

Stocks

As stocks represent ownership in a company, here are some helpful calculators when evaluating a stock.

  1. Dividend Yield

  2. Compound Annual Growth Rate Calculator

Annuities

Articles of Interest
  1. Explaining Amortization In The Balance Sheet

    Amortization is important to account for intangible assets. Read to find out more about amortization.
  2. Shopping For A Financial Advisor

    Finding your perfect advisor is as simple as shopping for a car. Read on to learn more.
  3. How To Properly Research For The Best Mortgage Rate

    You’ve probably been told to shop around for the best rate, but what exactly does that entail? Find out how to ensure you're getting the best possible rate on your mortgage.
  4. Nobel Winners Are Economic Prizes

    Before you try to profit from their theories, you should learn about the creators themselves.
  5. 5 Ways To Protect And Grow Your Retirement: Whether You’re 45 Or 75 Or Somewhere In Between

    Investors who take steps now can shield themselves from the coming challenges thrust upon retirees.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is the difference between yield and return?

    While both terms are often used to describe the performance of an investment, yield and return are not one and the same ...
  2. What are the Differences Among a Real Estate Agent, a broker and a Realtor?

    Learn how agents, realtors, and brokers are often considered the same, but in reality, these real estate positions have different ...
  3. What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

    Because very few assets last forever, one of the main principles of accrual accounting requires that an asset's cost be proportionally ...
  4. Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    A variable interest rate loan is a loan in which the interest rate charged on the outstanding balance varies as market interest ...
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