Annuity (finance Theory) - Perpetuity

A perpetuity is an annuity for which the payments continue forever. Since:


even a perpetuity has a finite present value when there is a non-zero discount rate. The formula for a perpetuity are:

a_{overline{infty}|i} = 1/i;qquad ddot{a}_{overline{infty}|i} = 1/d.

where is the interest rate and is the effective discount rate.

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