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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Salary Percentile by Age Calculator for the United States in 2020

On this page is a 2020 salary percentile by age calculator with estimates for the United States. Enter an age and pre-tax (gross) salary in full-year 2019 (Jan-Dec), and we'll compare to wage income earned by other people that age. Optionally you can plot the salary distribution curve for other ages using the pulldown menu. […]

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Average Salary by Age plus Median, Top 1%, and All Salary Percentiles in 2020

In this post are United States Salary Brackets by Age for 2020. You'll also find average salary by age, plus median and top 1% salaries by age. Salaries/wage incomes are gross (pre-tax), earned between January and December 2019 (the survey is taken in March 2020; these are "full-year 2019" salaries, and the data is pre-COVID-19). Salary Benchmarks by Age in […]

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Salary Percentile Calculator for the United States in 2020

Below is a salary percentile calculator for the United States for 2020. Enter pre-tax or gross salary or wage income earned from January - December 2019 and the tool will return the salary percentile. Optionally, compare only to full-time workers who typically work 30+ or 40+ hours per week. (Math and methodology in our average, […]

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Average, Median, Top 1%, and all United States Salary Percentiles in 2020

Below are estimated United States salary brackets for 2020. See estimates for the average, median, and top 1% wage or salary in the United States.  (Salaries are earned between January and December 2019.) Salary Benchmarks in 2020 The most popular salary statistics to compare are: Median salary Average salary Top 1% salary Of these, the median salary is […]

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Bogle Stock Valuation Model: What Returns Will We See Next Decade?

On this page you'll find John Bogle's Stock Valuation Model for the United States stock market. It provides the historical Bogle Valuation Model stock return prediction using the S&P 500 as an input, with dividend yield, historical price/earnings ratio, and a least squares regression over the previous ten years' earnings feeding the model. Optionally, adjust […]

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