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Dog Years  


The following table presents the total returns for various calendar years and the average of annual total returns for the one, three, five, 10, and 20-year periods ending December 31, 2011.

For an update on this year's performance, try our YTD performance tables.


Investment Symbol 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011   1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year 20 Year
Dogs of the Dow - 30.3% 2.2% -38.8% 16.9% 20.5% 16.3%   16.3% 17.9% 3.4% 6.7% 10.8%
Small Dogs of the Dow - 42.0% 4.2% -49.1% 19.3% 15.4% 19.2%   19.2% 18.0% 1.8% 7.7% 12.5%
Dow Jones Industrial Average - 19.1% 8.9% -31.9% 22.7% 14.1% 8.4%   8.4% 15.0% 4.4% 6.1% 10.8%
S&P 500 - 15.8% 5.5% -37.0% 26.5% 15.1% 2.1%   2.1% 14.5% 2.4% 5.0% 9.6%
Fidelity Magellan FMAGX 7.2% 18.8% -49.4% 41.1% 12.4% -11.6%   -11.6% 14.0% 2.3% 3.4% 8.8%
Vanguard Index 500 VFINX 15.6% 5.4% -37.0% 26.5% 14.9% 2.0%   2.0% 14.5% 2.4% 4.9% 9.5%

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Note 1: All total returns are calculated using reinvested dividends.
Note 2: The effects of commissions/loads are not included.
Note 3: All data is believed to be from reliable sources.
Note 4: Past performance is in no way a guarantee of future results.
Note 5: The above listed mutual funds were selected for comparison due to the fact that they are among the largest U.S. domestic growth equity funds.


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