At Thinking.Longer.com, we ran a similar analysis on high performing S&P stocks over a 25 year period, assuming a new investment each year of $25,000, with each year’s investment being treated separately. While rigorous reinvestment allowed compounding to work, investing through tax-free/tax deferred accounts coupled with the avoidance of fees was needed to create outstanding returns.

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Founder of ThinkingLonger.com, Investing Strategist

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