Dry Powder Calculator

How Much Dry Powder Do You Have?

Dry Powder Principle: In finance, dry powder means the cash reserves a company or individual maintains to meet obligations in times of economic stress. At Capital Investment Advisors, we translate this for the happiest retirees.

The Dry Powder Principle says investors should hold at least three years of dry powder. Dry powder refers to safety assets within your portfolio that you can sell to cover any spending gaps you might have in the event of a market pullback or correction.

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*This information is provided to you as a resource for informational purposes only and is not to be viewed as investment advice or recommendations. There are many aspects and criteria that must be examined and considered before investing. This should not be used as your final determining factor for any decision you are making. Please note that this is simply a worksheet to serve as a guide with results completely dependent upon the user's input. The results are not expectations or assumptions of Capital Investment Advisors. It is very important that before choosing any investments, or acting upon any information, you consult directly with a financial advisor and not rely solely on online tools such as this one. Nothing in this calculator should be considered a guarantee. This calculator does not take into account many factors such as future investment or tax law changes. This is simply a snapshot of your current status based upon data entered. As always, consult your own investment advisor before making any investment decisions.