Posted by **Jennie** on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:10pm.

If your inital investment is $1000, and your rate of return is say 10%, did you make $100 or $1100 from your $1000?

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**bobpursley**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:18pm
The interest is your return, 100 dollars in the first year.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:19pm
0.1 * 1,000 = ?

That's what you'll make on your investment.

Of course you'll also get the principle back as well as the interest.

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**Jennie**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:40pm
Is it certain that you will get the principle back for every kind of investment?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:46pm
No. When you invest in junk bonds or stocks you are not guaranteed that you'll get all of your initial investment back.

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