Addendum – new chart

There was a fair comment on Twitter yesterday about the usefulness of the relative contribution chart in the post below given the absence of  the years with negative numbers. It’s true that the graphs were misleading without them, but it’s equally true that the relationships between losses, contributions and net funding were a mess to graph given both the varying signs as well as the magnitudes.

But it was a fair question, so here is a different view of the same data. To highlight the relative magnitudes of market returns vs. contributions without wrestling with percentages, I’ve combined employee and government contributions into the light blue bars, and added a dark green bar for total funding including both contributions and market gains/losses.

Aggregate fundingFor the curious, the market loss in fiscal 2009 was a whopping $613 billion.

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