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Subject:  Re: Investing for Dividends? Date:  9/4/2011  1:38 PM
Author:  LONGREITS Number:  33271 of 36384

"How is that the Standard & Poor’s 500 index can turn in a return of 11.80% for the period 1987-2006 and yet individual stock mutual fund investors earned a dismal 4.30%? This is not an anomaly. Historical data indicates that individual investors consistently and significantly underperform the returns of the overall market."

This is called the Dalbar study.
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