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It was an ugly September

Here’s your monthly Lazy Portfolios update (not that you’re watching that often).

Lazy Portfolios thru Sept 2011

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Let’s look at 1 and 2 month returns just for fun, ok? First, returns for September 2011:

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Next, returns for August and September 2011 combined:

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Ouch Rick Ferri! I think it was this time last year when I went to the Bogleheads convention and Rick Ferri laughed at the idea of owning gold. Who’s laughing now, Ricki? Difference between bottom and top is almost 22%. That’s shocking.

And of course, full Year-To-Date returns for 2011 through September:

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Wow, only two Lazy Portfolios are positive this year. Guess who???

It is striking that the PRPFX mutual fund is off so significantly from the pure Harry Browne ETF version. It is probably due to the fact that PRPFX holds some silver, which got killed, and foreign currencies, which were down against the dollar. 

Harry Browne, thank you.

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