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The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns 1

The S&P 500 is one of the largest barometers of overall stock market performance available. Most investments use the S&P 500 as the benchmark and compare themselves to the S&P 500 performance. What is the S&P 500 growth rate? As you will see below, the number we regularly use on this blog is a 9% … Read moreThe S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

How 1% Expense Ratio Kills Your Investment Returns

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What is an expense ratio? It is a fee that a mutual fund or ETF subtracts from your total investment each year for their service. Can that small fee have such a significant impact on long-term investment performance? Is it better to invest in low-cost index funds? The answer is a resounding YES because a … Read moreHow 1% Expense Ratio Kills Your Investment Returns

Real Estate Investing: Return On Investment and Leverage

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One of the commonly touted advantage of real estate investing is the financial leverage that can result in enormous return on investment. A typical example usually compares investing an amount in real estate versus the stock market, where the return on investment for real estate investing far exceeds that of the stock market. For instance: … Read moreReal Estate Investing: Return On Investment and Leverage