Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Rule of 240

By Ron Rowland
18:29 pm CDT

Most investors are familiar with the Rule of 72, a formula for approximating the time it takes an investment to double at a given compounded annual return. The Rule of 240 is a formula for approximating the time and/or compounded return needed for an investment to increase by a factor of ten.


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