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That means there’s less demand for value stocks. Less demand means lower prices. Lower prices can mean bargain prices.Vintage Marx 1930's POPEYE THE CHAMP wind up tin toy,.”
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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.Ultra Rare Authenticated MQ PredOTYPE Beanie Baby Polar Bear - Multi-color,. In its best year, 1933, this asset class was up a whopping 92.7%.
But the bad news is strikingly bad.VINTAGE LIONEL ELECTRIC TOY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE AND COAL TENDER,. 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.Big Toys MotoTec 24V Battery Powered Ride-On Red,.)
The allure of value investing doesn’t stop with large-cap stocks.Antique Wooden Merry-Go Round Carousel Horse,. And value works in foreign markets, too, as we shall see.
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Richard Buck contributed to this article.