To determine the level of confidence you can achieve with your ideal and acceptable goals, the Envision technology stress-tests each scenario 1,000 times. During each of these 1,000 iterations, your goals are subjected to simulated random market returns (up years, down years, flat years, etc.) to help you determine how likely you are to achieve your goals.
“In balance” target confidence
Once your financial advisor has an understanding of your ideal or acceptable goals, he or she will create a recommended scenario incorporating the goals you value most while potentially deemphasizing some of your lower priority goals.
Based on your goals, dreams, concerns, risk tolerance, and financial circumstances, your financial advisor can propose an investment mix to help you achieve those goals.
Your Envision plan will create a benchmark unique to your goals and circumstances as a way to track progress along the way. This information will update each night and is available on your statements and online.
Change can present challenges, whether it happens in your own life or in the world around you. If your goals or financial circumstances change, or the markets fluctuate, it’s easy to update your Envision plan to account for the changes and measure the impact it has on your ability to stay on track.
Envision® methodology: Based on accepted statistical methods, the Envision tool uses a simulation model to test your Ideal, Acceptable and Recommended Investment Plans. The simulation model uses assumptions about inflation, financial market returns and the relationships among these variables. These assumptions were derived from analysis of historical data. Using Monte Carlo simulation, the Envision tool simulates 1,000 different potential outcomes over a lifetime of investing varying historical risk, return, and correlation amongst the assets. Some of these scenarios will assume strong financial market returns, similar to the best periods of history for investors. Others will be similar to the worst periods in investing history. Most scenarios will fall somewhere in between. Elements of the Envision presentations and simulation results are under license from Wealthcare Capital Management LLC. © 2003-2021 Wealthcare Capital Management LLC. All Rights Reserved. Wealthcare Capital Management LLC is a separate entity and is not directly affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors.