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Truth Not H
RE: Down goes the Dow

agip wrote:

[quote]Truth not hasbara wrote:

[quote]agip wrote:

For the record, since the thread was started the Vanguard Total US stock market index fund is up 29.8% including dividends. Ticker VTI.

over the 2.28 year lifespan of the thread, that's 12.07% per year, annualized.


For the factual record, the s+p 500 closed at 1,709.67 on 8/2/13 (date thread began) and is presently 2,203.02. An increase of 18.33%. Which is less than 20%, as I noted.[/quote]

you want to check those dates and numbers again, champ? Reexamine your assumptions.

Assumptions? Huh? I looked up the closing value of the s+p on the date the thread began and then looked at what it is today. Then did the simple math. What assumptions do you think were involved?

but anyway, there are many ways to measure the stock market. I use the total stock market because it is the most comprehensive and measurable.

Huh?

And you aren't including dividends, which is a choice (but a poor choice)[/quote]

Why would I. I am not including the interest earned on the CDs and Bonds I hold

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