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Monthly Rolling Periods Despite the historic advance of equities and the proven resilience of capitalism, many investors still get nervous during extended or sharp down periods such as the one we endured in 2008. When market-moving news appears, many investors may question if the fundamental relationship between risk and return is still valid. However, when a larger data set is considered, the situation looks better for long-term investors. Rolling period analysis enables investors to examine large sets of performance data by dividing returns into monthly

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