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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 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.VW VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER MARC VDS RACING MOTO 2 1 43 MODELCAR IN BOX,.)
The allure of value investing doesn’t stop with large-cap stocks.Construction Farm Equipment ERTL Hotwheels Tonka John Deere Diecast Med Flat,. And value works in foreign markets, too, as we shall see.
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Richard Buck contributed to this article.