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That means there’s less demand for value stocks. Less demand means lower prices. Lower prices can mean bargain prices.Jeff Gordon 24 Dupont 2005 1 24 Chevy Monte Carlo Action RCCA Elite 1 1500 RARE,.”
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As with the S&P 500 there is good and bad news.Hero Club 1 6 Scale Movie LED Joker Batman Bat Signal Spotlight Luminescence New,. In its best year, 1933, this asset class was up a whopping 92.7%.
But the bad news is strikingly bad.RARE Action 1 24 Chase Elliott Hooters AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED Diecast,. 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.BBI ELITE FORCE M1A1 ABRAMS TANK 1 18TH SCALE SEALED NEW BOX 2002 GIJOE,.)
The allure of value investing doesn’t stop with large-cap stocks.HORROR BISHOUJO Evil Dead 2 Ash Williams 1 7 Kotobukiya Japan New (5),. And value works in foreign markets, too, as we shall see.
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Richard Buck contributed to this article.