Are you planning on saving consistently until retirement and then drawing the same amount of income in every year thereafter, adjusted for inflation? This is a standard assumption in many planing tools. This is not, however, the path that many investors follow. If your plans entail, for example, a transitional second career, in which you aren't saving but won't be drawing income either, this feature of QPP will be the tool for you; it allows for personalized savings and income plans.
Ever wonder the true value of the stock options offered by your employer? This tool can help you determine a solid estimate of their value and, more importantly, how to account for the impact of stock options on your total portfolio and on how to create an effective long-term plan. This tool can also be used to evaluate stock options and future volatility in the stock market.
The following two articles demonstrate the use of this tool as applied to employee stock options:
Effective diversification requires more than the simply holding large numbers of stocks or bonds. To obtain the real benefits of a diversified portfolio, you must hold combination of securities that have low correlations to one another. The Diversification Metric, designed by Quantext, will help you to evaluate the true diversification of your portfolio.
Many users have been interested in running their portfolios through an optimizer. One of our users created this guide on how to do that using Excel's optimizer, "Solver".
Geoff Considine has focused on this ratio in many of his articles. This guide will help you with the nuts and bolts of how to study this ratio in your own portfolio(s).
Survival Guide for a Post-Pension World
This book serves to help people understand the theoretical foundations of QPP and how it relates to the field of portfolio management. Though all of these topics have been covered in the, literally, hundreds of free articles which Geoff has written, this book proves a useful aggregation.
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