Set goals, plan, and determine your path
The Innovative DIY Wealth Management Toolset
Minutes to set up. See your complete wealth picture and the tools manage everything as one smart portfolio.
Wealth Planning & Goals
Ripsaw® Members can get started with the right guidance to be successful leveraging the Wealth Tools. Intake workflows that gather all your custom information for inputs in financial planning and portfolio management. Ripsaw takes you through all the steps to get started and on your way!
- The lifetime wealth planning tool is a simultaneous set of decisions including these key variables:
- Current portfolio size
- Retirement date
- Annual savings for investment prior to retirement
- Annual net withdrawals in retirement
- Length of retirement
- Expected Wealth vs Risk investment strategy
- Discover the plan that determines how much you need to save, when you want to retire, how much you can spend in retirement, how long will that spending last and how much you can expect to leave your heirs and others.
- Retirement Planning with downside risk and upside potential probabilities of wealth accumulation.
- Range of Expected Wealth versus Risk tradeoffs to help choose your preferred benchmark.
- Ripsaw analyzes your plan with initial inputs (goals) and provides suggestions on how to adjust your inputs to provide a feasible preferred plan.
Your uniquely selected set of actual investment funds defines your benchmark risk tolerance (strategic asset allocation) is determined in lifetime wealth planning. Intended deviations from your benchmark represent a tactical asset allocation in order to take advantage of temporary market disruptions, valuation assessments, and supply/demand imbalances. Wealth portfolio return deviations from your benchmark represents measurable performance evaluation.
See & Compare
Manage your stock portfolio and investments with automatically updated and readily available investment tracking tools compared to a custom benchmark
Your Balance Sheet and individual accounts have access to all of your web-based bank, brokerage, tax-deferred and loan accounts through connected accounts. Assets and liabilities can also be added and modeled manually. In the Accounts view see your investments organized by accounts with relative aggregate information such as fees and composition.
Your uniquely selected set of actual investment funds defines your benchmark risk tolerance (strategic asset allocation). Intended deviations from your benchmark represent a tactical asset allocation in order to take advantage of temporary market disruptions, valuation assessments, and supply/demand imbalances. Wealth portfolio return deviations from your benchmark represents measurable performance evaluation.
In the Benchmark set up you can set a target percentage change and the frequency of that change for your benchmark’s stock allocation.
The advanced Investment Screener is designed to be an efficient tool to search and add securities with specific risk exposures and characteristics to accounts in order to achieve your desired wealth portfolio strategy. You can also use the screener to filter for low expense ratios and thus reduce fees on your investments.
Monitor & Analyze
Your full wealth picture enriched with analytics
Monitor your personal wealth from any of your devices. The Wealth Portfolio Dashboard is your home base for indications of portfolio construction, monitoring portfolio drift, and revision decisions. Your investment portfolio is enriched with data from various sources for dimensioning and analysis. Compare your aggregate risk dimensions with a customized benchmark in Net Worth or Investment mode. The dashboard also lets you see expenses and yield across your entire portfolio compared to your benchmark. Great for reducing fees and seeing yield impact on portfolio changes.
It is important to understand current market conditions for your portfolio decisions by seeing what the market is offering going forward in terms of expected return and risk dimensions. The toolset lets you keep an eye on the forward-looking volatility measure (VIX) and the Treasury yield curve. With these inputs and additional analytics, forward-looking expected return, volatility and correlations are derived for defining opportunities in the bond, stock, and crypto markets.
Monitor market movements and volatility right in Ripsaw®. See how the market is interpreting the arrival of new information.
Compare the changes in value of each of your portfolio holdings with that of your customized benchmark as a source of performance attribution. The performance of your benchmark constituents indicate what is driving market movements.
Portfolio benchmark deviation indicators help avoid drifting too far away from your objectives. Adjust deviation thresholds to personal preferences.
Create custom views , filter and sort, and analyze over 70 reference data and risk exposure dimensions.
Data visualizations for detailed asset allocation and to help evaluate portfolio composition differences from your custom benchmark.
The Holdings Analysis feature allows the user to view their wealth portfolio by each investment. That is, aggregating the same investment held in multiple accounts. This view gives the user the relevant percentage of their total wealth portfolio allocated to each investment for return impact and diversification analysis. The full set of security specific details available in Account view are also available in Holdings view plus additional information on fund investment strategies and historical price charts. From the Holdings view, Ripsaw® also provides a mapping and access to which accounts each security is held and their respective unrealized capital gains/losses. This is useful information before executing a portfolio revision.
Automatic data checks that help you manage your reference data so that it is ready to take advantage of Ripsaw® Wealth Tools. This is part of the Ripsaw® Notifications feature. Here you will also see news, information, and alerts.
Ripsaw® uses multiple quality sources for security data. However, there is no perfection. We must anticipate that there will be situations from time to time in which pieces of data are not available, misclassified or erroneous.
Ripsaw® has a data override function for this purpose to make corrections and maintain them. When security data is more accurate the rest of the Ripsaw® Wealth Tools suite serves you best with the most possible precision.
This handy feature shows all transactions; breaks down your income and expenses, and shows net savings on a monthly basis. Easily identify areas where you can cut back, while also keeping track of various income sources in one easy-to-use dashboard.
Revise & Optimize
Revise and optimize toward your target asset allocation
Run “what if?” scenarios and manage your cash, bond, stock and real asset allocation; stock and bond global exposures; bond default, interest rate and sector risks; stock capitalization, growth, value and sector tilts; expected expenses, yield and income. You can simulate trades, adding new assets and liabilities to your portfolio, allocation changes, etc. When you complete a revision you can save it and see a summary of the moves to make to execute.
The unique and powerful algorithmic based Ripsaw Optimizer™ makes it easy for you to manage your wealth. Your asset allocation decision can be the most time-consuming and calculation intensive activity in wealth management. The Ripsaw Optimizer™ is designed to solve for your preferred asset allocation across numerous securities with 56 risk dimensions across many accounts with one click. These portfolio optimization tools allow you to set your unique constraints and find solutions to manage your wealth portfolio close to your defined benchmark.
Additionally, the Assist™ tool identifies the missing pieces your portfolio, the underweights compared to your benchmark. It screens for available investments that satisfy and adds them to your account(s) and performs an updated optimization.
You can simulate adding new assets and liabilities to your portfolio with easy-to-use wizard-based revisions for life events such as an annuity purchase, receiving social security or pension benefits, home and vehicle purchases or sales. Then, you have full knowledge of the impact of big decisions on your true wealth picture before executing.