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Compound tariff

A tariff that combines both a specific and an ad valorem component.

Simple compound growth method

Simple compound growth method

Calculating a growth rate by relating terminal value to initial value and assuming a constant percentage annual rate of growth between the two values.

Realized compound yield

Realized compound yield

Yield assuming that coupon payments are invested at the going market interest rate at the time of their receipt and held thus until the bond matures.

Compound interest

Compound interest

The process by which interest earned on an investment is added back to the amount invested, so increasing the amount of 'principal' on which further interest will be earned in future years.Compounding is sometimes described as the miracle of investing. The fact is that if you reinvest income in your portfolio, you will end up with a much larger amount than if you spend the income as you go along because of the effect of compounding. But to allow compounding to work its magic, you have to start young.Albert Einstein, when asked what he considered to be mankind's greatest invention, replied 'Compound interest!'

Compound Annual Growth Rate

Compound Annual Growth Rate

Best 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.

Continuous compounding

Continuous compounding

The process of accumulating the time value of money forward in time on a continuous, or instantaneous, basis. Interest is earned constantly, and at each instant, the interest that accrues immediately begins earning interest on itself.

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