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Subject: S&P 500 return difference Date: 7/5/2000 7:31 PM
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This is really a post for the people responsible for the data on the Fool portfolio pages.

I noticed that there is a difference between the reported return of the S&P 500 which is stated in 2 different places.

First place (Fool 4 area):

http://www.fool.com/ddow/data/f4performancehistory.htm

It states: 1998 return 28.70%, 1999 21.04%

Second place (Quicknotes area, performance chart at bottom):

http://www.fool.com/portfolios/PortfolioQuickFacts.htm

It states: 1998 return 28.33%, 1999 20.11%

Any ideas what the difference is about? I thought it might have something do do with re-invested dividends, but the other years listed are all correct (1995, 1996, 1997).

The 1999 difference is almost 1%, which is quite a difference!

Fool on!


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