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That means there’s less demand for value stocks. Less demand means lower prices. Lower prices can mean bargain prices.MOTUC,FILMATION HE-MAN & SKELETOR 2.0,Masters Of The Universe Classics,Complete,.”
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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.PURGATORI - Purgatori Polystone Statue Sideshow,. In its best year, 1933, this asset class was up a whopping 92.7%.
But the bad news is strikingly bad.Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series UCS 75144 Snowspeeder New Near Mint Ne,. 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.Coomodel 1 6 NO.SE013 Scale Gothic Knight (Exclusive Edition) Alloy Figure Model,.)
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Richard Buck contributed to this article.