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  • edgar_reader edgar_reader Feb 27, 2009 6:11 PM Flag

    IBKR 1 YEAR RETURN: -56.9%. S & P 500: -40.8%

    IBKR continues to underperform. Today, the S & P 500 was down 2.36%, while the NASDAQ was down .98%. IBKR was down a whopping 3.10%.

    QUESTION FOR THE IBKR LONGS: Would you buy a car that drove slower than all of the other cars on the road? Some of you would, actually, as you are indeed holding IBKR.

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    • "QUESTION FOR THE IBKR LONGS: Would you buy a car that drove slower than all of the other cars on the road? Some of you would, actually, as you are indeed holding IBKR. "

      Your example is imperfect. The hare was beating the tortoise for a while...but then the tables turned. Temporary underperformance (or 'volatility') is not a consideration for an investor. It means absolutely NOTHING. In fact, one must temporarily underperform in order to do better than average (which is the S&P500).

 
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