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Old 12-13-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Detailed spreadsheets from result page in REAL terms or NOMINAL terms??

Curious about the detailed spreadsheets on the Firecalc results page.

Specifically, the spreadsheets linked to where it says:

"Open an (unformatted) Excel spreadsheet showing the inflation-adjusted end-of-year portfolio balances for every year in each of the cycles tested by FIRECalc. Open a spreadsheet showing the year by year inputs, data, and formulas for the cycle beginning in 1960"

The first spreadsheet sounds like it is in inflation adjusted (real) dollars, but comparing those results with the second spreadsheet, it appears that the first spreadsheet presents nominal dollars, not adjusted for inflation. Well, I guess they are adjusted up for inflation through the calcs.

Is there any way the results can be clarified on the text of the results page to prevent misunderstandings of real or nominal terms?

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:21 AM   #2
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I just noticed this, also. In fact, if I download the excel spreadsheet of ending values, the maximum, minimum, and average ending values do not agree with those reported in the text summary of results.

To be useful, this spreadsheet should contain the values shown in the graph of paths.
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