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Is there any evidence that “growth”-style indexes and growth ETFs outperform their respective base indexes?

For example Vanguard has the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF and the Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF. Just looking at the returns, it looks like the growth ETF has outperformed the S&P 500 ETF: ... ...
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Whole life insurance as an investment vehicle

From everything I have read I still cannot be convinced of Whole Life Insurance but it seems to be the first thing any financial advisor is trained to sell. From what I read there are minimum ...
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Why do P/E ratios for a particular industry tend to cluster around particular values?

The answer I've read on this topic is that a new industry with a lot of growth potential (software, biotech, etc.) tends to have the stock priced at a premium in order to reflect the growth ...
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Is there any calculator where you can put a set amount of money in and track the actual returns of the S&P 500 between any dates provided?

I want to find a calculator where between any two dates provided, the return on a given amount of money is calculated for the actual returns of the S&P 500 between those dates.
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Market percentage growth per timeframe

Is there an indicator that shows price growth for a particular market item (stock, commodity, forex) per timeframe? I mean like price growth/decline in last 24 hours or other time period?
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Why is economic growth so important?

It seems the most important factor when measuring how well a country is doing is its economic growth. When a countries growth is = 0% it is seen as a disaster. For a country with adequate living ...
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mutual fund types: value vs blend vs growth

There are many types of mutual funds. Without considering specialty funds or other particular categories (EG emerging markets, real estate, etc), what's the difference between the following 3 types? ...
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Does a growing economy mean the economy is becoming less efficient?

I started watching Zeitgeist, moving forward: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1781069/ It's got amazing reviews, the content is pretty heavy going but fascinating. One of the claims in the film is that ...
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In India, what is the difference between Dividend and Growth mutual fund types?

I've always seen a mutual fund with two types (specifically pointing to Indian mutual funds) that are XYZ - Dividend/XYZ - Growth mutual fund? What exactly they mean here? Which is the best to buy?