Trying to learn something new

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ashagru
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Trying to learn something new

Post by ashagru » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:23 pm

Trying to learn something new (vs. stare at news).

What is a good source for evaluating total returns for individual stocks over several years?

Has anyone tried this website? https://dqydj.com/stock-return-calculator/

It shows the value of $10k invested on Jan 1 2009 will be the following today:

1. Invested in Amazon will be $359k
2. Invested in Amgen will be $43k

and so on.

Am I reading this correctly?

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Re: Trying to learn something new

Post by mega317 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:30 pm

A lot of us use portfolio visualizer to do what I think you want.
When I plug in 2009 and Amazon I get $367k, Amgen $42k. So, close.
https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6212

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ashagru
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Re: Trying to learn something new

Post by ashagru » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:41 pm

Looks interesting. Thanks for the tip. I will try it out.

It will be good to hand calculate some of these ==> so, I actually learn how.

One more basic Q: If I but equity (say via Vanguard) and hold it several years, do I need anything different to get all the dividend reinvested, etc. or will the brokerage firm automatically do that?

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Re: Trying to learn something new

Post by firebirdparts » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:29 pm

It’s optional. You can click a button in the broker software for that.
A fool and your money are soon partners

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