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Subject: Re: What's wrong with my calcs? Date: 10/2/2004 11:26 PM
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Author: 3muttsmom | Date: 10/2/04 5:15 PM | Number: 42554
I'm not taking any distributions. So, I'm thinking that if the ending balance isn't more than the beginning balance plus contributions, the fund is losing.

I've just been tracking the balances as they went up and was pretty happy. But, now that I realize the only upward movement was from our contributions, not so much :)


Well, one big consolation is that you've been buying more shares for the same amount of money each time as the share price has gone down down. That's the whole reason for dollar cost averaging.

So, just keep doing what you're doing, and you'll be ready for that big move up! Then your gains will be very nice.

Russ
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