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calculating return on past period
« on: August 18, 2015, 05:18:51 PM »
I've been online for two hours, trying in vain to find my way...

For a project, I'm trying to provide a comparison. Is there a way for me to figure out what the returns on the following would have been, May 3, 2010 to December 31st, 2010:

VAB $10,000
VCN $30,000
VXC $60,000

Weighted Average MER .20%

Or something reasonably similar?
Or is the best one can do is view the returns for the S&P 500, then deduct that MER?


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Re: calculating return on past period
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 08:23:58 PM »
Canadian funds?

Normally I'd advise, but their Canadian ETFs are scarce.  You can also look up the daily historical prices on Yahoo Finance and work it out yourself.  However, from a quick check none of those funds existed in 2010 so that won't work.  Your best bet is probably to find comparable ETFs with more history from another provider.


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Re: calculating return on past period
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 02:32:37 PM »
Thank you, Tyler. I've had no internet between that post and now, so just getting back now.

Anyone know what some comparables might be? (Yep, Canadian.)