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A live online calculator to compare ways to get rising income streams: a rising annuity, equity dividend and fixed-income (perpetuals)

To compare the present value of fixed-income vs a rising annuity, a proportion of the fixed-income dividend stream is used every year to buy more units, causing the income to rise annually. Equity dividends are equivalent to a rising annuity but with greater risk. The capital value of equity is retained (and usually grows) whereas an annuity premium is lost forever.