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VIGRX invests in stocks. Its returns reflects how those stocks performed. It is an index fund, as you know, so it reflects how the market has done.
You know that your timing was lucky.
John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, started on the premise that few fund managers would be able to beat the indexes. For 1999 a lot of managers did, but most years his premise is correct.
If fund managers making stock selections, with a huge organization and tons of research and open access to company information officers and investor relations and all of that can't beat the averages, what makes you think you can?
For now, leave your money where it is. Pick a stock or two and write down the date, the price and the number of imaginary shares you therefore bought. Stick the piece of paper in your desk drawer or your sock drawer. In a couple of months go back and compare what "your" stock did compared to what your mutual fund did. Do this a few times, and see whether you really can beat the fund's performance. C*mon, no cheating.
Usually, this is a humbling experience.
Best wishes, Chris
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