# FV

Returns the future value (FV) of an initial investment, based on a constant interest rate and payment amount for the number of periods in months.

## Format

FV ( payment ; interestRate ; periods )

## Parameters

`payment`

- payment to be made per period

`interestRate`

- interest rate per period

`periods`

- number of periods

## Data type returned

number

## Originated in version

6.0 or earlier

## Description

Use this function to calculate FV. For example, you can calculate how much you'll earn on an investment in which you pay $50 a month for 60 months at a 6 percent annual interest rate.

## Notes

- When
`interestRate`

is 0, this function returns the result of`payment * periods`

. - The FV function doesn't account for the present value of your investment, and it assumes that payment is made at the end of each period.

## Example 1

`FV(50;.11/12;5 * 12)`

returns `3975.90398429...`.

`FV(2000;.12;30) + 5000 * (.12 + 1) ^ 30`

returns `632464.97928640...`.

`FV(500;.11/5;60)`

returns `61141.65130790...`.