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2014 Total Returns for Various Indexes

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

It’s pretty sad that we are closing out the first quarter of 2015 and I’m just now getting around to posting 2014’s returns. I’ll do better from here on out. Bottom line: 2014 was a very rough year for oil.

UPDATE: S&P 500 Total Returns (20-Year Holding Periods)

Monday, March 16th, 2015

It’s been a couple of years since I updated the AFM S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Total Return graphic. Here it is: The last several 20-year holding periods have not been very nice to stock holders. S&P 500 Rolling Period Returns (Through 2014) (Adjusted CPI)

S&P 500 Total Net Returns 1926-2014

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Here is a handy dandy PDF of the annual total net returns for the S&P 500 from 1926-2014. If you have any questions, let me know. Up next will be an update to the 20-year rolling period returns. Fun stuff.

Ten Years Gone By…

Monday, October 13th, 2014

It is hard to believe that I started blogging ten years ago today. I remember going to lunch with a group of men from my church. After lunch, I came home and set up AllThingsFinancial on the blogger platform. Why did I start blogging? I had read an article in the Wall Street Journal about […]

Finally Moved In…

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

I’m happy to report that we FINALLY got moved into our new house nearly two weeks ago. I just got internet set up on Tuesday. As you can see, I still have some work to do on my office…

Check Out the Flipboard Magazine

Friday, September 12th, 2014

I created a Flipboard Magazine awhile back in an attempt to organize articles I found interesting. Please check out the Flipboard Magazine and tell me what you think. If you would like to be a contributor, send me an email (JLP at and I’ll get you set up.

What Are You Reading or Listening to These Days?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

We moved to our temporary location a couple of weeks ago. We will be here until our house is complete in a few more weeks. I have been driving my kids back and forth to school in another town (the school in the town we will be living in). It’s 30 miles round trip, which […]

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