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Subject:  Re: Year End Results... Date:  1/6/2004  9:09 PM
Author:  TTRoberts Number:  38390 of 75795

situate, you wrote:

<< "I was just wondering what everyone's return was on their 401(k) or other investment accounts was for the year."

FWIW, my rollover IRA's return for 2003 was 40.52%. My wife's and my Roth IRAs' returns (we have the same holdings) were 44.26%.

The lifetime CAGR of the rollover account (since April, 2001) is 6.60%.

The lifetime CAGR of the IRAs (since July, 1998) is 3.18%.

I've been pretty slothful in these accounts since their inceptions. I may be a little more active in these accounts once the bulls have had their run.
>>


Hmmmmm??? Just think how much less stress there might have been if one had simply put the funds into an interest bearing position starting in 1998 and got a guaranteed 5%. Sometimes, less volatile interest returns rather than the stock market can feel good, huh???

And guess where one could have found such guarantees . . . ? Dare I say the "A" word? <VBG>
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