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Chart Of The Lost Decade In The Stock Market

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 4:52 AM
It's actually more than a lost decade. This chart at Calculated Risk blog shows that the S&P 500 closing price on Friday matched the closing price in April 1999, over 13 years ago. It should be noted that the chart doesn't take into account dividends.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
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1. Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 1:13 PM
The charts in the above blog post are based on price only. But what about dividends? Would the inclusion of dividends make a significant difference? Here is a chart showing S&P 500 total returns since the 2000 high as of the market close on 6/29/2012. Total return, including reinvested dividends, looks better, but it does not significantly change the trend.

Three U.S. Indexes Since 2000
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