The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Investing/Strategies / Retirement Investing

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/pixy-a-re-rule-72-11897611.aspx

Subject:  Pixy: A ? re: RULE 72 Date:  1/30/2000  6:10 PM
Author:  mayoress Number:  18487 of 76384

Dear Pixy,
Thank you for answereing my previous post in this forum. Now I have ? #2:
Somewhere I learned a math concept called RULE 72 where you take your annual return times something and divide by 72 and that gives you the number of years it would take to double your investment.
I forget how it works. Please explain. Thanks, mayoress.
Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us