Compound growth rate 


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Compound growth rateSee: Compound Annual Growth RateCompound growth rate Similar MatchesCompound annual growth rateCompound annual growth rateThe average rate at which a particular financial parameter compounds up over a period of years. Discrete compoundingDiscrete compoundingCompounding the time value of money for separate time intervals. Compound Annual Growth RateCompound Annual Growth RateBest defined by example. If you invest $100 today and make 5% in the first year and reinvest ($105) and make 8% in the second year, the compound annual growth rate is 6.489%. The calculation is $100x1.05x1.08=$113.4 which is what you end up with at the end of year two. The average return is [square root(113.4/100) 1]= 0.06489 or 6.489%. Note 1. If we had three compounding periods we would take the cubic root (power of 1/3). Note 2. If we had invested at exactly 6.489 in both periods, we get $100x1.06489x1.06489=$113.4. Note 3. The example is directed to a return  but CAGR could be applied to earnings growth, GDP growth, etc. CompoundingCompoundingThe process of accumulating the time value of money forward in time. For example, interest earned in one period earns additional interest during each subsequent time period. Compounding periodCompounding periodThe length of the time period that elapses before interest compounds (a quarter in the case of quarterly compounding). Further SuggestionsCompound interestCompound Annual Return Compound interest Continuous compounding compound interest Compound option Realized compound yield compound reversionary bonus Compound tariff Simple compound growth method Compounding frequency 
