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(The S&P 500, by comparison, returned 9.8%; $100 would have grown to $346,261. There’s a striking lesson in the huge difference an extra 1.2 percentage points of return can make if given enough time.)
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As with the S&P 500 there is good and bad news.LOOKSMART LSLM06 FERRARI 458 Italia n°61 3ème LM GTE Am 2,. In its best year, 1933, this asset class was up a whopping 92.7%.
But the bad news is strikingly bad.2004 Hasbro Transformers MP-1 Optimus Prime 20th Anniversary Loose For Parts ,. That was more than 80 years ago, but it shows what can happen.
This asset class is more volatile than the S&P 500. In 1931 the S&P lost “only” 43.3%; in 1933, that index was up “only” 54%.
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The best 15-year period ended in 1989 with a compounded return of 21.7%. The worst, from 1928 through 1942, ended up with a compound loss of 1.4%.
(The average return of all 15-year periods was 13.2%, compared with 10.7% for the S&P 500.)
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This underscores one of my complaints about Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund US:VTSMX , which has only about 36% of is portfolio in value stocks.EBBRO EB45285 MERCEDES SLS N.11 SGT300 OKAYAMA 2015 K.HIRANAKA-B.WIRDHEIM 1 43,.)
The allure of value investing doesn’t stop with large-cap stocks.DC Universe Classics, Solomon Grundy, BAF Collect & Connect CnC figure Wave 3,. And value works in foreign markets, too, as we shall see.
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Richard Buck contributed to this article.