Returns the future value of a lump sum
after a number of periods.

## Syntax

FVLUMPSUM(`rate`, `periods`, `amount`)

## Parameters

`rate`
Numeric. The interest rate per period.

`periods`
Numeric. The total number of periods.

`amount`
Numeric. The payment made at the start of the first period.

## Remarks

Use this function to determine
the future value of an investment. The future value is the total value
of an amount in the future with compound interest. For example,
when you put a lump sum in the bank and leave it to collect interest
for a period of time, the ending bank balance is the future value.

The
result is returned to two decimal places.

## Example

To calculate the future value
after 12 months of a $1000 deposit that earns 1% per month:

`FVLUMPSUM(0.01,
12, 1000)`

returns **1126.83**.