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pepeyperson asks,

intercst, could you explain a little how the figure include inflation so that I can understand it. It seems to seperate inflation as I'm trying to do goes against your findings where it's included. What real return do you try to achieve to ensure you could withdraw 4% if so desired?

Over the 130 year period the REHP examined the S&P500 had a median return of about 9.5% per annum for 30-year holding periods while inflation had a median of 2.5% per annum for the same 30-year holding period. That would give you a targeted return of about 7% per annum.


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