Finster Market Review


Here is a big picture review of the first fifteen years of this century. For the four following major asset classes, from WTBFOTS 2000 0101 to 2015 0101 (when the ball fell on Times Square), the total returns in US dollars were as follows:


As a multiple:
US TBills: 1.33
US TBonds: 5.37
Stocks: 1.86
Gold: 4.13


In percentage terms:
US TBills: 33%
US TBonds: 437%
Stocks: 86%
Gold: 313%


Annualized:
US TBills: 1.94%
US TBonds: 11.86%
Stocks: 4.23%
Gold: 9.92%


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