Some Interest Factors

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The author presents a brief summary of the sinking-fund premise for valuing expected future incomes, and then sets forth in detail what may be called the compound-interest premise of valuation which is frequently encountered in forest finance. This latter premise is perhaps more widely known than the sinking-fund premise, as it is the basis for the usual amortizing mortgage, so commonly used today to finance home-building. A table of factors, which permits the ready solution of a number of calculations involving the use of interest by simple arithmetic means, is appended.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: August 1, 1941

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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