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Subject:  Re: S&P Index Funds Date:  12/14/2019  12:28 PM
Author:  CPRouse Number:  280802 of 281572

I inadvertently posted before I was done ...

I recently compared the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) to the S&P 500 Index (GSPC) and noticed that over the past 3 years the index funds have outperformed the underlying index. GSPC has gained 40.2%, SPY has gone up 48.4%, and IVV has increased 48.7%. Can anyone explain how this happens? I would think there would be a nearly perfect correlation.

Secondly, since buying an ETF is a no-brainer, wouldn't it be more honest to compare my investment returns against the ETFs instead of the index?
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