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Old 07-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by molof View Post
Nice curve! Can you add some more data to it to help illustrate compounding vs returns and contributions?
I don't have monthly data regarding contributions and returns, so I can't break it down unfortunately.

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I posted a similar chart on another thread a week or so ago. Unfortunately I don't have a breakdown of investment return and contribution either. For me, exponential growth was pretty constant over the first 10 years or so at 18%, and then growth slowed down to 12%/yr at the end of 20 years as the annual contributions became a smaller and smaller proportion of the total. The average dollar growth per year has climbed by a factor of about 6 over those 20 years.

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