We provide a number of powerful calculators aimed for consumers and business looking into the world of investing. The following calculators can help you determine everything from your investment goals to the tax equivalent yield of a municipal bond.
The asset allocation is designed to help you create a balanced portfolio of investments. Your age, ability to tolerate risk and several other factors are used to calculate a desirable mix of stocks, bonds and cash. The calculated asset allocation is a great place to start your analysis in building a balanced portfolio. Click on the “View Report” button for a detailed look at your results.
Use this calculator to determine the number of futures contracts you may wish to purchase based on your account equity and trading plan. All investment plans should be reviewed by a financial professional before you execute them. Purchasing futures contracts is a risky investment and should only be done by experienced investors with professional advice. This calculator is only designed to help illustrate the percentage of your equity investment that is at risk with a specific future contract purchase.
This calculator helps you determine either how large or how long periodic distributions can be taken out of an investment before it runs out. Enter the number of years you need the distributions to last, and this calculator will determine the amount you can take out each period. Enter a periodic distribution, and this calculator will determine how long before your balance runs out.
What will it take to reach your investment goal? Use this investment goal calculator to determine how much your investment might grow before taxes, after taxes and after taxes and inflation. It will also provide suggestions on what to change if your plan doesn’t look like it will meet your investment goal.
This calculator helps illustrate the effect of using a loan to purchase an investment or appreciable asset. Using debt as leverage to purchase investments can magnify your return. The downside is that you also increase your risk. For example, if your investment were to lose all of its value you would not only have lost your investment but you would still owe the balance on the loan.
Meeting your long-term investment goal is dependent on a number of factors. This not only includes your investment capital and rate of return, but inflation, taxes and your time horizon. This calculator helps you sort through these factors and determine your bottom line. Click the “View Report” button for a detailed look at the results.
Use this calculator to help you determine how long your investment savings might last. Enter your current savings plan in the contributions section of the calculator, and your withdrawal needs in the withdrawal section. This calculator will then plot your investment savings total year-by-year. You can then determine how much your investment savings could be worth, and how long it might last.
This calculator will estimate the tax-equivalent yield (TEY) for a municipal bond. Income generated from municipal bond coupon payments are not subject to federal income tax. In addition, if the bond was issued in your state of residence, you can also avoid state income taxes. Use this calculator to determine the yield required by a fully taxable bond to earn the same after-tax income as a municipal bond.
Recovering from a devastating investment loss takes both time and very often new contributions. Even a very large investment loss can be recouped if you are able to leave your money invested and begin adding new money. This calculator helps you determine what it might take to regroup, rebuild and re-grow after such an investment loss.
This calculator will estimate the tax-equivalent distribution (TED) for an investment in a real estate investment trust (REIT). Investments in REITs are not tax free, but rather may be partially tax-deferred. TED, as set forth in this calculator, measures what an investor would have to earn on a fully taxable investment in order to match the distribution generated when a portion of a REIT’s distribution represents return of capital (ROC). This calculator shows a REIT’s hypothetical distribution and how ROC impacts tax equivalent distribution.
How taxes are applied to an investment can make an incredible difference. This calculator is designed to help compare a normal taxable investment to two common tax advantaged situations: an investment where taxes are deferred until withdrawals are made, and an investment where taxes are paid on money that goes into the account, but all withdrawals are tax free.