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Bahman Shadmehr
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Python Practices for Time Value of Money (TVM)

In the realm of finance, understanding the Time Value of Money (TVM) is akin to possessing a compass for navigating the complex waters of investments. In this blog post, we'll explore practical Python implementations for key TVM calculations using the numpy library. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of present value, future value, annuity payments, net present value, and the number of periods required to reach a future value.

1. Present Value and Future Value: Anchors in the Financial Seas

a. Present Value:
The present value (PV) represents the current worth of a future sum of money. Let's dive into the Python implementation:

import numpy as np

def present_value(future_value, discount_rate, periods):
    present_value = future_value / (1 + discount_rate)**periods
    return present_value

# Example Usage:
future_value_example = 1000
discount_rate_example = 0.05
periods_example = 3

# Calculate Present Value
pv_example = present_value(future_value_example, discount_rate_example, periods_example)
print(f"Present Value: ${pv_example:.2f}")
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b. Future Value:
Conversely, the future value (FV) represents the worth of a present sum at a future date. Let's set sail into the Python script:

import numpy as np

def future_value(present_value, discount_rate, periods):
    future_value = present_value * (1 + discount_rate)**periods
    return future_value

# Example Usage:
# ... (Use the same example values as in the previous section)
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2. Annuity Payments: Smooth Sailing with Regular Payments

Annuity payments represent a series of equal payments made at regular intervals. The Python implementation is as follows:

import numpy as np

def annuity_payment(principal, discount_rate, periods):
    annuity_payment = principal * (discount_rate / (1 - (1 + discount_rate)**-periods))
    return annuity_payment

# Example Usage:
principal_example = 1000
discount_rate_example = 0.05
periods_example = 5

# Calculate Annuity Payment
annuity_payment_example = annuity_payment(principal_example, discount_rate_example, periods_example)
print(f"Annuity Payment: ${annuity_payment_example:.2f} per period")
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3. Net Present Value and Future Horizons: A Comprehensive View

a. Net Present Value:
The Net Present Value (NPV) quantifies the profitability of a series of cash flows. Let's delve into the Python script:

import numpy as np

def net_present_value(cash_flows, discount_rate):
    npv = np.sum([cash_flow / (1 + discount_rate)**i for i, cash_flow in enumerate(cash_flows)])
    return npv

# Example Usage:
cash_flows_example = [-500, 200, 300, 400, 100]
npv_example = net_present_value(cash_flows_example, discount_rate_example)
print(f"Net Present Value: ${npv_example:.2f}")
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b. Number of Periods to Reach a Future Value:
Determine the number of periods required to reach a future value with this Python implementation:

import numpy as np

def periods_to_reach_future_value(principal, future_value, discount_rate):
    periods = np.log(1 + (future_value / principal)) / np.log(1 + discount_rate)
    return periods

# Example Usage:
future_value_example_2 = 2000
periods_to_reach_future_value_example = periods_to_reach_future_value(principal_example, future_value_example_2, discount_rate_example)
print(f"Number of Periods to Reach ${future_value_example_2}: {periods_to_reach_future_value_example:.2f} periods")
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Conclusion: Navigating Financial Waters with Python Precision

Armed with these Python scripts, you're well-equipped to navigate the intricate financial seas. Whether you're evaluating the present or future value of an investment, calculating annuity payments, assessing the net present value of cash flows, or determining the time required to reach a future value, Python serves as your compass.

As you set sail in the financial seas, may these Python practices guide you towards informed decision-making and financial success. Smooth sailing!

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