HANDLS™

The Nasdaq 7HANDL™ Index

"We believe investors are best served by focusing on total return rather than yield. Total return ultimately determines the amount of resources an investor has at his or her disposal."

- Matt Patterson, Cofounder HANDLS Indexes

The 7% Index Distribution Solution

In an era of low interest rates, few investors have sufficient retirement savings to live off the income produced by a portfolio of low-risk bank deposits and Treasuries.

Investors Need Income!

Ten thousand people a day retire and need a steady, dependable and consistent distribution from their investment portfolios. We looked around, nothing existed, so we invented the Nasdaq 7HANDL Index - the 7% Income Index.

A New Way to Income

Bryant Avenue Ventures and Nasdaq Global Information Services created Nasdaq HANDLS™ (High-Distribution AND Liquid Solutions) Indexes to address the income needs of retirees in the drawdown phase of their investing lives.

Matt Patterson, Cofounder, HANDLS Indexes explains the idea behind the creation of the 7% Distribution Solution:

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HANDLS Philosophy

Bryant Avenue Ventures and Nasdaq Global Information Services created Nasdaq HANDLS™ Indexes to address the income needs of reinvestors who rely upon their portfolios to fund their lives.

The Nasdaq 7HANDL index solution consists of three critical components:

  1. A 100% systematic, rules-based approach.
  2. A well-diversified, multi-asset portfolio of low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that seeks to maximize risk-adjusted return.
  3. A 7% distribution rate that seeks to monetize the expected total return of the portfolio over time.