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Compounding returns - and costs

This article is part of Getting started in investing

You might think that your skill, plus a bit of luck, will be the main determinants in your investments' performance. Wrong. A major factor will be asset allocation, as discussed in the previous section. Another will be that most elemental force: the passage of time and its effect on compounded returns.

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