Is there a function in Excell that can be used to calculate an investment"s compound growth rate? If so what is it and how do you use it? For instance if someone invested $10,000 in 1985 and that investment was worth $18,000 today is there a function in Excell that can be used to determine that investment's compound growth rate?

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3/15/2010 1:23:01 AM

Hi, Try this. E11 has 18,000 and D11 has 10,000. D11 has 2010 and D10 has 1985 =(E11/E10)^(1/(D11-D10))-1 -- Regards, Ashish Mathur Microsoft Excel MVP "1944-71222" <1944-71222@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:86F96FF4-F8C3-40DB-A0CC-5049A827EB3A@microsoft.com... > Is there a function in Excell that can be used to calculate an > investment"s > compound growth rate? If so what is it and how do you use it? > > For instance if someone invested $10,000 in 1985 and that investment was > worth $18,000 today is there a function in Excell that can be used to > determine that investment's compound growth rate?

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3/15/2010 2:27:22 AM

You want the Rate function, as in: =rate(2010-1985,0,10000,-18000) Answer: 2% per year Regards, Fred "1944-71222" <1944-71222@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:86F96FF4-F8C3-40DB-A0CC-5049A827EB3A@microsoft.com... > Is there a function in Excell that can be used to calculate an > investment"s > compound growth rate? If so what is it and how do you use it? > > For instance if someone invested $10,000 in 1985 and that investment was > worth $18,000 today is there a function in Excell that can be used to > determine that investment's compound growth rate?

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3/15/2010 4:38:21 AM

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