Future value

The amount of cash at a specified date in the future that is equivalent in value to a specified sum today. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   The expected value of a payment (or series of payments) at a set date in the future, once it has been invested at a specific rate of interest until that date.

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future value UK US noun [C or U] (ABBREVIATION fv)
FINANCE the amount of money an investment with a fixed rate of return will be worth on a particular date in the future: »

A common indicator of the expected future value of a company's shares is its price-to-earnings ratio.

Compare PRESENT VALUE(Cf. ↑present value)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • future value — how much an amount of money will be worth once compound interest has been added …   English contemporary dictionary

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