Total Returns (distribution adjusted) vs Price Returns

Mar 09, 2010 in Total Return

On the anniversary of the stock market low, these are trailing 12 month examples of how price charts that don't adjust for dividends & distributions are simply inaccurate for professional analysis. The total return for SPDR Junk Bond ETF (JNK) is over 20 percentage points better than its price return -- due to dividends. The Pharmaceuticals HOLDR (PPH) had 1) dividends and 2) a major payout distribution in 2009. If you are not watching total return, you are not getting the right impression in a chart.



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Mar 15, 2010 04:11 #

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J United States

May 28, 2010 23:41 #

Really cool graphic representation. Nice chart!

Bratz United States

Oct 17, 2011 06:34 #

thanks for this entry

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