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Subject:  Re: My Funds, My Misery Date:  1/15/2009  4:49 PM
Author:  Watty56 Number:  65133 of 78166

As odd as it sounds a volatile and extreme market like last year is by far the best time for individuals or actively managed mutual funds to be able to outperform index funds. This is because in screwy times there are lots of chances to “dodge bullets” or “find gems” by picking the right stocks or mutual funds. You didn’t give your overall performance for the year but it i