DEFINITION of 'Anticipated Interest'
The amount of interest that a savings vehicle will accrue by some future date, assuming there are no deposits or withdrawals during the intervening period. Anticipated interest factors in compound interest. For example, a oneyear, $1,000 certificate of deposit with a 2% annual interest rate would have anticipated interest of $20.15. Anticipated interest can also describe to the total amount of interest that is expected to be paid on a loan with a specified payoff date, such as a mortgage or car loan. If the loan is repaid early, the actual interest will be less than the anticipated interest.
INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Anticipated Interest'
An investor putting a lump sum into a highyield savings account, such as those typically offered by online banks, would have a greater amount of anticipated interest than someone putting the same sum into a traditional savings account, which typically pays a rockbottom interest rate. Regardless of the savings vehicle, it is important to understand how the bank calculates compound interest (e.g., daily, monthly, semiannually) to know how much interest you can anticipate.

Compound Interest
Interest calculated on the initial principal and also on the ... 
Interest
1. The charge for the privilege of borrowing money, typically ... 
Interest Rate
The amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by ... 
InterestOnInterest
The interest that is earned upon the reinvestment of interest ... 
Accrued Interest
1. A term used to describe an accrual accounting method when ... 
Imputed Interest
A term that describes interest that is considered to be paid ...

Bonds & Fixed Income
Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding
Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value. 
Economics
Forces Behind Interest Rates
Get a deeper understanding of the importance of interest rates and what makes them change. 
Investing Basics
Understanding The Time Value Of Money
Find out why time really is money by learning to calculate present and future value. 
Mutual Funds & ETFs
Money Market Mutual Funds: A Better Savings Account
An good alternative to the traditional savings account is the money market mutual fund. It's easy, safe and has better returns. 
Savings
Why Do Credit Cards Expire?
Credit cards expire for more reasons than you could imagine – including, so you don't forget you have the card. 
Savings
How Microeconomics Affects Everyday Life
Microeconomics is the study of how individuals and businesses make decisions to maximize satisfaction. Microeconomic principles can describe many everyday experiences. We use renting a New York ... 
Savings
Best (And Worst) Places To Change Money In Vegas
Skip the booths at the airport and find an ATM when you want to exchange currency. Or try to use your credit card. Another good source: casinos! 
Bonds & Fixed Income
Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?
Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know. 
Savings
How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?
Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe? 
Economics
What is the Income Effect?
In economics, the income effect is the change in the consumption of goods caused by a change in income, whether income goes up or down.