20 random years of stock market returns have been compressed into 60 seconds

supersunbird

Honorary Master
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Oct 1, 2005
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#3
Index total is: $400,845.07
Your total is: $278,162.08
Difference: $122,682.99 = -31%

Most attempts were like that.

I did much better whenever I didn't try to beat the index.
 

patrick

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2005
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#4
I think all the highest scores involved the great depression, but generally things just get worse the more I try to beat the index. Anyone find the opposite?
 

PhreakBoy

Executive Member
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Aug 26, 2008
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#5
Nice game. I got distracted for a moment and forgot that I need to sell high and buy low.

But, can't beat the index.
 

Purply

Expert Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2013
Messages
3,794
#6
Index total is: $91,086.69
Your total is: $182,194.96
Difference: $91,108.27 = 100%
Try again
You beat the index, that's pretty rare! Try again to see if you can repeat that.
This graph represents the timeframe from February 1902 to February 1922
 

patrick

Expert Member
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Dec 14, 2005
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#7
A minor update was made. I realised the index didn't include dividends. They've now been added, and it makes a surprisingly large difference to total growth! That means it's also much harder now to beat the index.
 
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