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Monte Carlo simulations take a huge amount of data and possible variables and let you know the chance of a specific outcome. Financial planners use Monte Carlo simulations to look at all sources of cash flow, income from investments, possible market scenarios and predict whether you’ll “make it” in retirement.

While Monte Carlo simulations are a starting point to financial planning, Doug’s interview with Dr. Harry Markowitz titled Can Modern Portfolio Theory Make You a Better Investor? highlights all the options.


Can you predict what your financial future will look like?

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Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd, a financial planning and investment services firm specializing in working with Americans living in Israel who have investment accounts in America. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Neither Profile nor PRG gives tax or legal advice. Before immigrating to Israel, it is advisable to consult with a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about Israeli law. Contact at