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Mid year growth

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:01 am
by cobson
FRP is a great tool. Even us non-US users can get a lot out of it by just ignoring the US tax side of it.

I came across an interesting article on growth rate calculations:

http://www.pralanaretirementcalculator. ... rowth.html

Am I right in thinking that FRP takes and end-of-year approach ? I wondered what your thoughts were on the mid year growth solution proposed ?


Re: Mid year growth

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:48 am
by jimr
FRP handles all cash flows (eg net expenses/savings) at the beginning of the year and calculates portfolio growth at the end of the year.

So based on the article, I think that means that during the accumulation phase FRP may be a little optimistic and during the deccumulation phase, FRP may be a little pessimistic.

I haven't done much research on this myself, but the article doesn't mention what the difference is in the probability of success between the two methods. To me, what happens with that would probably be more interesting.