Finance

The Investment Simulation Spreadsheet

Note: This simulation was developed for instructional purposes and is not intended as an instrument for comprehensive personal financial planning. The Microsoft Excel version is in Excel 97/2000/XP format. You must own Excel or Microsoft Office to run this version. The original WingZ version of this spreadsheet is available still.

This version has mouse-controlled sliders for input control and was developed using WingZ 1.1, an object-oriented spreadsheet that’s available for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX from Investment Intelligence Systems Corp. You must own a duplicate of WingZ 1.1 to perform this version. You may download this version of the simulation in binary or HQX format.

First month investment. Amount invested (kept) in the first month. The annual investment is automatically determined and displayed under “Outputs”. Increase Yearly. This is actually the percent upsurge in investment each year. In the event that you set this to zero, the season this means that you make investments the same amount each. If you set this to 5, this means that every year you invest 5% more than the previous year. Because your earnings will probably increase as time passes as you obtain raises, offers, and cost-of-living changes, you ought to be able to afford to raise the amount that you make investments by a few percent per yr.

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Initial possessions at the start of 12 months 1. The amount of dollars (if any) that you initially transfer into this investment program from earlier investments, presents, or other sources. This will be zero if you are “beginning with scratch”. Expected Return on Fixed. The common annualized come back on the fixed-interest portion of your investment collection (such as bonds, certificates of deposit, or money market accounts).

Expected Return on Equities. The common long-term annualized return on the collateral (stock and stock shared fund) portion of your investment profile. Returns on equity investments are typically higher than on fixed investments. Fraction in equities. The portion of your portfolio’s value that is invested in equities (shares and stock funds). If you arranged this to zero, this means that all your portfolio is within fixed investments (an ultra-conservative position); if it is established to 100%, all of your investments are in equities (a far more aggressive stance).

Volatility (Sigma). This simulates the volatility of the equity portion of your stock portfolio, by managing the year-to-year fluctuation of the equity returns. If you established this to zero, it means that there surely is no fluctuation in the returns (an unrealistic supposition). Volatility is measured in “sigma” (standard deviation). Typical sigmas for specific equity mutual funds are 10 to 20%, but a well-balanced profile of diverse account types may have a volatility towards the lower end of this range.

Yearly Investment: Total investment in the first calendar year. Principal in Year 35: The full, total value of your investments in Year 35, let’s assume that all interest is re-invested rather than taxed. Of course, not everyone will have a full 35-yr investment period. If you are starting late or retiring early, then your total principal you should have can be read off the Principal graph that is displayed on the spreadsheet. Out-of-pocket expenditure: The quantity that you have actually paid into your retirement accounts over the 35-year amount of the simulation. Annualized return: The average annual come back on your complete portfolio (fixed and equity portions combined) within the 35-year period of the simulation.

This will typically vary relatively from the “Expected come back” occur the Inputs because of the volatility of equity investments. Principal: The full, total value of your investments in each year, assuming that all interest is re-invested rather than taxed. The horizontal axis is years right from the start of your investment program.