Sliding Window Investment Analysis

Test the results of any given investment/expense combinations for a series of sliding-window periods of the S&P500 from 1950 to the present.


sp500SlidingWindow 0.1.0

A sliding window analysis using the S&P500 answers the question of how well a set of investments and withdrawals would have performed in each one of the N-year-wide windows from 1950. So a set of 30-year windows looks at 1950-1979, 1951-1980, etc. up the the partial period ending with the current year.

This package takes two vectors: investments by year and withdrawals by year plus the width of the window and produces graphs and statistics showing the results in each window. The investment and withdrawal vectors are annual (and are assumed to be made on the first trading day of the year) but the analysis is done on the daily close of the S&P 500 Total Return Index with dividends reinvested.

The package includes a 'summary' vignette that shows how to use this analysis to answer the question of whether a retiree's nest egg will last under different scenarios.

Reference manual

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0.1.0 by George Fisher, 9 months ago

Browse source code at

Authors: George Fisher [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports dplyr, FinCal, gdata, lubridate

Depends on magrittr

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

See at CRAN