Assume, you have a choice between two investments that both cost \$1000 each, however investment A pays \$20 a year and \$950 at the end of year 5 but investment B pays \$10 a year and \$1000 at the end of the 5 years. Which investment should I choose based on it offering a better return?

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    – Bob Jansen
    May 9, 2016 at 15:58

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Why don't you calculate the IRR of each investment? (aside from all the issues with IRR).


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