Personal Finance (8): Where Have All the Moneys Gone?!

(Click on the chart to Zoom-in)

In the above diagram:
1) The upper pane is the price chart shows a long term monthly chart of S&P500 ETF (SPY) for the past 19 years. 

2) The middle pane  shows that DEVALUATION of currency due to INFLATION. The Back/Blue/Green/Red color are representing 0,-3,-5 and -10 percent per year respectively.

3)  The lower pane shows the inflation adjusted value of the S&P500 Index.  Now, when factor in devaluation rate of  0,-3,-5 and -10 percent per year due to inflation, the number is more realistic in reflecting the "actual value" after all these years of investment.

Consider the annual inflation rate as of today, and think about how this FACT would affect your retirement plan (if you already have one).
For those people who simply look at their bank account balance without factor in the devaluation due to inflation could be having a shock at a later date.

So, after many decades of world peace since the end of WWII... 
After chopping down so many forests...
After using up about half of the total crude oil on earth...
After polluting so much rivers/air/environment under the name of development...
At the end: Where have all the moneys gone??!!

May be this song will give you some inspiration to find out.

Where have all the Moneys gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the Moneys gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the Money gone?
Gone to ????? every cent
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?


Allan Jones Cleveland TN said...

I think you have observed some very interesting points , thank you for this post.

KH Tang said...

Good day, Mr. Jones

I'd read your personal website with great interest. And, it's a great pleasure to have your comment.

Thank You
KH Tang

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