Understand How Wiseinvest Calculates APY

Our signals compounded at each order earned an interest that, in relation to the principal, resulted in an APY of 38.52% approximately. It was done by following the formula (decimal format) from the FDIC Law and Regulations (Appendix A to part 230 – Annual Percentage Yield calculation, under 6500 – Consumer Protection)*:

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“Principal” is the amount of funds assumed to have at the beginning of the period.
“Interest” is the total dollar amount of interest earned on the Principal for the period.
“Days in Term” is the number of days in term of the account.

Which is analogous to:

APY formula

“Days in Term” is the number of days between the first and the last signal.

Also as defined by FDIC § 1030.2 (o)** Interest rate means the annual rate of interest which does not reflect compounding and may be referred as the annual percentage rate (APR). We then defined APR as:

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It is possible to compound periodically but not within the period, resulting in a period compound APY(PCAPY) which is the generalized formula of (II).

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We could also write:

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To find the value of the “average” interest rate by period which is defined by the previous formula.

how to calculate interest rate

In order to gain interest over interest it is advisable to compound with the minimum possible period length.

In fact our yearly compounded APY is 14.36% over 13 years and our signal compounded APY is 38.52%.

This is why it is highly advisable to update the current amount available to invest in our dashboard so we can compound in the most continuous possible manner, it is not only a matter of increasing profit but mainly to control risk exposure.

For instance, to simulate the results of a person that uses our signals for 20 years and monthly deposits 100 USD, we could compound at each order to maximize the interest over interest or in a more user friendly, updating the amount available, and thus compounding, monthly(MCAPY).

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  • Given an annual interest rate we may find the monthly interest rate simply by dividing by 12. The converse is also true when there is no compounding involved.
  • The PCAPY returns the APY when the period is one signal and the PCAPY returns the APR when the days in term and the period is one year.

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By only knowing the APY we can compute (VIII) but not (VII). To compute (VII) we need the information of the not compounding interest over each period. in fact the simulation of 20 years we have:

Case 1 (Using signal compounding APY):

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Case 2 (Using the MCAPY):

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If a person saves 100 USD at the end of each month and invest with the wise signals over 20 years, he will have 2,459,966.26 USD in case one and 1,566,565.91 in case 2.

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