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Old 08-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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Quick Firecalc query

I have ran several FC scenarios all with 100% success however, in a couple scenarios the output table says the following " Since you selected the crystal ball option for every year, every year either succeeded or failed, so it's 0% or 100%, FC found 0 cycles failed--- the portfolio was depleted at the end of 25 yrs for a success rate of 100%"

The paragraph above this on the output provides a low balance and high balance at death, neither of which is 0$. the other scenarios don't have this but do provide 100% success with an ending balance in the portfolio. Can someone explain the "depleted portfolio" text? Not sure why this is.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:06 PM   #2
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You chose the "A portfolio with consistent annual market growth" option for investment performance. Therefore, it calcs a single line for your balance that either drops below zero before the end of the retirement period, or it doesn't.
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