Find the Standard & Poor's 500 annual returns for 2000 to the present. Go to Yahoo! Finance (, and in the "Get Quotes" search field, enter SPY (the ticker symbol for the Standard & Poor's 500 electronically traded fund). Select historical prices and find the year-end prices for the fund and all dividends from 2000 through the end of the most recent year. Find each year’s return (remember to add in the dividend distributions for the year). What was the average annual return? What was the standard deviation? How does it compare with the data presented in Table 8.1?

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