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|Subject: Re: Withdrawal rates in retirement||Date: 4/4/2008 12:52 AM|
|Author: Rayvt||Number: 62122 of 78012|
Ah-hah! Did some more looking. Maybe Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index (VGTSX) is a good proxy for WCSI World index? Vanguard doesn't explicitly say that, but the description sounds pretty close.
1st Quarter the S&P 500 lost 9.9%
And VGTXS year-to-date is down 8.25%.
But, of course, we all realise that short-term performance is meaningless.
Hmm, over the last 4 years, S&P500 is up 20% and VGTSX is up 65%. NOT TOO SHABBY!!! But certainly not the 27% that MSCI World is supposedly up. So this isn't an MSCI index? Low E/R of 0.27%---very good.
How about 5 years? S&P up 60%, VGTSX up 158%. Niiiice!
Ten year: S&P up 20%, VGTSX up 60%.
Maximum interval, Jun 1996 to now: S&P up 85%, VGTSX up 105%.
I do believe that VGTSX is indeed superior to S&P500. Too bad that most 401k's don't have it as an option.
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