Of course, any prospective buyer sophisticated or lucky enough to equal or exceed the five major market indices on a regular basis would have no need for any of these investments:

12 Month Change, Dec. 22, 1989

Standard & Poor's 500

25.03+

Dow Jones Industrial Average

25.01+

Wilshire 5000 Equity Index

23.07+

New York Stock Exchange Composite

23.00+

NASDAQ Composite

17.82+

 

However, such an accomplishment is virtually impossible for small, and even most large investors.