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Old 10-31-2019, 06:50 PM
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Default Complex Annuities Practice

One of my weaknesses is complex payment schemes and timings so I've made one up.

Payments of 5 starting today made every other year for ten years followed by eight years of arithmetically increasing payments by 2 (7, 9, ect...) made yearly, all at 2% interest.

Does my equation for present value look correct?

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Your problem is ambiguous. Is there a one or two year interval from the final payment of 5 and the payment of 7?
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:52 AM
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Hmmm... you're right. Two year interval.

Timeline where one dash is one year: 5--5--5--5--5--7-9-11-13-15-17-19
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The formula looks correct but it is not the way I would solve it. I would solve for the present value at time 10 using the P,Q formula. Enter it into FV lets say with a negative sign. Enter -2000 PMT, 5 N, 4.04 I/Y and go to BGN mode. Then cpt PV. I normally don't like BGN mode because it is easy to forget you are in it but I think it works best in this case.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:44 AM
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I normally don't like BGN mode because it is easy to forget you are in it but I think it works best in this case.
Spoken like someone who used the ASM manual

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