This is the home of the Original Target Distribution Index.
Harry Markowitz, the father of Modern Portfolio Theory reportedly called diversification the one free lunch in investing
The index seeks to convert a total return strategy into a monthly income strategy
This is basically the whole concept.  Design a "best guess" for the optimal income portfolio.  Enhance it to the desired level of risk needed to historically produce that return and pay out a fixed percentage of net asset value every month.
This is our original whitepaper where we expressed why we thought this was a great idea.   Judge for yourself whether the idea appears to be working in real world applications.
Matt Patterson, Cofounder HANDLS
Original article written by Matt Patterson   Income investing in a world of low interest rates.
Return of Capital isn't evil it  is simply an accounting term
original article on Balanced fund investing
10,000 new investors every day need income
The optimal income portfolio is the optimal portfolio.  People who tell you that the secret is to chase yield are wrong.
Don't click here unless you are really interested
This is the whitepaper that we published in the Investments and Wealth Monitor that explained how we set a target distribution to a specific portfolio allocation.  It's not as technical as it might first look
Link to an article in Investors business daily that talks about the HNDL ETF, the one that benchmarks to the Nasdaq 7HANDL Index
Original Research on Closed-end Funds and premium discount volatility
Yes, it is a really simple concept - it's just difficult to implement in a personal account.
this is a link to the ETF that licensed the index as a benchmark and seeks to replicate its performance  in the US.
Article on the 7HANDL Index, benchmark for HNDL ETF published on CNBC HANDLS
what is a target distribution fund?  Industry expert Ron Delegge tells you in this article on Financial Advisor Magazine FA Magazine
what is an autonomicer?
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The indexes are designed to be benchmarks for product structures in order to convert total return to current income.  The Nasdaq 7HANDL Index has been licensed in the USA to StrategyShares as the benchmark index for Nasdaq listed HNDL and the Nasdaq 5HANDL Index has been licensed in China to Ping An as the benchmark for Hong Kong listed 3198.