Sunday, December 19, 2010

What's Healthier: Vitamins or Stocks

Too bad there is no futures market for vitamins. When I tracked the prices of vitamins and nutrients, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics information, versus the Standard and Poor's 500, I discovered that the vitamin prices greatly outperformed the S&P since June of 2001.

Over this period of time, vitamins were up 17.5% and the S&P 500 was down 3.6%. Check out the chart below. Vitamins are the blue line and the S&P is the red line.

If yu like these weird and interesting comparisons, check out Chocolate Chip Cookies versus the Stock Market, Stocks versus Steak, and Farms versus S&P 500.


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