# Rate of Return Calculator - Computes Rate of Return Needed to Achieve Investment Goals

Money grows by getting a return on your investments. The higher the rate of return the more money you make in a fixed period. And the longer you hold an investment the more it grows in value.

Suppose that you wanted to accumulate \$100,000 (Investment Goal:) in 20 years (Number of Years:) with a one-time investment of \$10,000 (Investment Amount:). What rate of return would you have to earn to achieve this goal? The answer is 12.2 percent.

You can also use the rate of return calculator to determine the rate of return that you have earned on an investment. Enter its current value (Investment Goal:), the initial amount invested (Investment Amount:) and years held (Number of Years:).

Form Input

On the calculator form, enter only numbers (with or without decimal points).

Do not enter currency symbols like dollar signs, commas or percent signs.

 Rate of Return Calculator Investment Goal: \$ One-time Investment Amount: \$ Number of Years: Annual Rate of Return %

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