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Subject:  Re: The 30 year portfolio performance Date:  1/10/2011  3:51 PM
Author:  codger41 Number:  68196 of 96936

Those are some impressive numbers for 1980-2010. I wish they could be duplicated. But the S&P 500 was up an average of 17.68% in the 1980's with only one down year (-5.33%). Likewise the S&P 500 was up an average of 18.30% in the 1990s with again only one down year (-3.42%).
But the return for the 2000-2009 decade was a negative one per cent, with 4 losing years of -9.11%, -11.98%, -22.27%, and -37.22%. What will 2010-2020 look like?

I expect a 5% or 6% return and hope that the last decade's return will not be repeated.
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