Dividends = 43% of Total Stock Market Returns [Graphic]

September 6, 2010

Dividends accounted for 43% of the total return in the stock market over the past 20 years.  With the S&P500 as a proxy, almost half of the total return of 394% was due to these dividend payouts.  I’d heard anecdotally over the years that dividends accounted for various portions of total return, but this is […]

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Investing is All Luck Says – I Beg to Differ

August 1, 2010

There was an interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal this weekend pretty much attributed investing success to “luck” over given periods of time, as opposed to investor decision-making.  While I tend to agree with parts of their assessment, I can’t go for it hook, line and sinker and I’ll tell you why.  I’ll lay […]

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