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Subject:  Re: S&P Index Funds Date:  12/14/2019  3:07 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  280805 of 281139

When doing the comparison, make sure you understand if the dividends are included in the calculation.

As always, you are not surprised if the figures differ a little bit. It depends on exactly how calculated. And even are you comparing closing daily prices? Weekly prices? etc etc

This emphasizes the risk of making decisions based on small differences. Much data can be calculated to 7 digits, but in reality has one significant digit. Hence, 6.6 is the same as 6.9.
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