Rate Command

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Rate( <Number of Periods>, <Payment>, <Present Value>, <Future Value (optional)>, <Type (optional)>, <Guess (optional)> )
Returns the interest rate per period of an annuity.
  • <Number of Periods> Total number of payments for the loan.
  • <Payment> The amount paid in each period.
  • <Present Value> Total amount that a series of future payments is worth now.
  • <Future Value (optional)> A cash balance you want to attain after the last payment. If you do not enter a future value, it is assumed to be 0.
  • <Type (optional)> Indicates when payments are due. If you do not enter a value or you enter 0 the payment is due at the end of the period. If you enter 1 it is due at the beginning of the period.
  • <Guess (optional)> Your guess for what the rate will be.
Rate(5*12, -300, 10000) yields a monthly rate of 0.02 (2%).
Note: If you make monthly payments on a five-year loan use 5*12 for <Number of Periods>.
Note: For all arguments, cash paid out is represented by negative numbers and cash received by positive numbers..
Note: See also Payment, Periods, Present Value and Future Value commands.
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