Performance measurements

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Punta Cana DR
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Performance measurements

Post by Punta Cana DR » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:53 pm

Bogleheads...Happy New Year!

When reviewing past performance charts, do dividends paid come into performance measurement. Or, it is measured on only price of stock performance, excluding dividends?

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Uncle Pennybags
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Re: Performance measurements

Post by Uncle Pennybags » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:58 pm

Yes; it depends on what chart you are looking at. If you mean the one on Vanguard's site it includes everything.

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Re: Performance measurements

Post by livesoft » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:03 pm

I would not use any performance measurements that did not use Total Return (which includes distributions) as the basis for the analysis.
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