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Old 12-30-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Interesting EOY metrics

The S&P 500 has had an interesting ride the last 10 years. Will the next 10 years be so interesting? I'm happy to have been on the ride up.

S&P 500 CLOSING

12/31/2008 903.25
12/31/2009 1115.10
12/31/2010 1257.64
12/31/2011 1257.60
12/31/2012 1426.19
12/31/2013 1848.36
12/31/2014 2058.90
12/31/2015 2043.94
12/31/2016 2238.83
12/29/2017 2673.61
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We could only be so lucky. It's been a great ride, but I don't expect it to repeat.
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Actually it's much better than that. You really have to look at total return, price increase plus interest and dividends, to see the whole picture.

One of my huckster detection alarms, actually, is when someone compares their investment performance to an index's price-only growth. It's surprisingly common.
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Well, the fat lady could sing as early as Tuesday. However, I am cautiously optimistic that the combined personal and corporate (with the potential of trillions of offshore profits being repatriated) tax cuts may be some sweet secret stock market sauce for a while longer.
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