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Subject:  Re: FireCalc - New SWR - Bad Date:  2/6/2014  1:16 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  74213 of 100126

FCorelli writes,

And in FireCalc they allow use of something called a "Long interest rate". I can't find that explained anywhere. At least not by using that title. The description in Firecalc seems to imply it's a generalized MMF or bank saving account rate. A "return on cash" more or less which the other calculator just throws in the towel on.


The "long interest rate" usually refers to the yieled on 30-year Treasury bonds.

The original REHP Excel spreadsheet on which FIRECalc is based used 3 to 6 month commercial paper as the fixed income data series. The yield on that should approximate what you'd get on a Money Market Fund.

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