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The DQYDJ Weekender, 1/02/2021

Happy New Year!  🎉 And it feels particularly sweet to say that – though the beginning of 2021 looks a lot like the end of 2020. It's great to close the books on a devastating year, though; the world saw something like 84 million confirmed COVID cases and 1.8 million deaths. Among them – my grandmother. […]

2020 Bitcoin Return

Bitcoin returned 307.83% in 2020, not including any transaction fees. After midnight (in the morning) on January 1, 2020, bitcoin's first trade was at $7,205.55 a coin. And the closing trade on December 31, 2020, before midnight was for $29,374.15 a coin. The 2020 Bitcoin Return: Speculation, and Greater Acceptance 307.8% is an eye popping […]

2020 S&P 500 Return

The S&P 500 Price index returned 15.76% in 2020. Using a better calculation including dividend reinvestment, the S&P 500 returned 17.88%. Maximizing 2020 S&P 500 Return: Buying, Holding... and Reinvesting The numbers I quote in the intro assume you did all of your investing in a single year. That is, you bought the absolute opening […]

2020 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return

The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 6.87% in 2020. Using a better calculation, which includes dividend reinvestment, the Dow Jones returned 9.70%. 2020 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return: Reinvest Your Dividends I ran the above calculation for an index purchase at open on January 2nd, 2020 and sold at close on December 31, 2020. This […]

2020 NASDAQ Return

The NASDAQ returned 42.58% in 2020. Using a better calculation, which includes dividend reinvestment, the NASDAQ returned 42.99%. The 2020 NASDAQ Return: Even in Tech You Should Reinvest The above numbers assume you bought the NASDAQ index at the open on January 2nd, 2020 and sold at close on December 31, 2020. This is the […]

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