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Subject:  Re: Up, down, sideways Date:  12/28/2010  3:45 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  67995 of 100466

TwoCybers writes,

<<<Andrew wrote: a real return of 5% would do me just fine>>>

If by real return you return beyond inflation, good luck. As far as I know that has not happened in any 30 year period, unless you are lucky enough to invest heavily in Microsoft in say 1984, Apple in 2000, etc.

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If you look at the 128 rolling 30-year periods between 1871 and 2000 for an investment in the S&P500, more than 80% of those 30-year periods had an annualized, inflation-adjusted return of more than 5%.

http://www.retireearlyhomepage.com/ireturn.html

intercst
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