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How many playmates entered the contest and how many had less than 14% returns?

I find comparisons to an index useful, because if I were to not invest in individual stocks or have no interest in following individual companies I own I would be an index investor. Primarily because I believe they out perform mutual funds which you then have to follow to some extent.

If I knew that a basket of 3 or 5 or 10 or 20 stocks would beat the indexes consistently and could do zero research on the companies then I would compare to those. I suppose I could do some minimal research and come up with a basket to which I compare my returns consistently for the next 30 years but I am not going to spend the time, however minimal, following and managing a portfolio just for the sake of comparison.
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