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Subject: Re: Buffett give portfolio allocation guidelines Date: 3/1/2008 11:20 AM
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My bigger concern is with those average annual returns. Note that both the highest gains and biggest losses occured in the 1930's. How much is that skewing the returns? Not believing we will repeat the Great Depression, but believing a repeat of the 1970's is possible, I'd prefer seeing results for the post WW II period only. Seems more relevant to current investing to me.

Here's a link to Shiller's data so you can use what you like. This is the data that most of the published figures are based on.
http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data.htm

And here's a link to Prof. Peter J. Ponzo where you might be able to download a spreadsheet to modify.
http://gummy-stuff.org/index.html

Let us know what you come up with.

Vickifool
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