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Author: GoogleThis 10+ Year Anniversary! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 66  
Subject: Total Average Returns Date: 5/26/2006 2:16 PM
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Question 1: On the Hidden Gems Scorecard, are the "total average returns" annualized, or cumulative? More precisely, how are the total average returns calculated?

Question 2: Why is the performance of Hidden Gems measured against the S&P 500, rather than against a small-cap index such as the Russell 2000?

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Author: easmith Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 54 of 66
Subject: Re: Total Average Returns Date: 6/29/2006 2:33 PM
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Re: Question #1, the returns are cumulative. If they buy the stock for $10 and it goes to $40, that's a 300% return. One of the columns in MSN Portfolio Manager would consider that a 200% return, since you are going from 10 -> 20 -> 40.

Re: Question #2, good question...don't know that one.


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