When investors hear that stocks have averaged an annual return of 10.5% since 1926, they may mistakenly believe that stocks will return 10% most years. In reality, stocks have only returned between 8 and 12% in six calendar years since 1926.
S&P 500 Index Annual Total Returns (1926–2021)
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SS&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks. Returns for the S&P 500 Index from 1926 to 1969 is calculated by Ibbotson and is represented by the SBBI US Large Stock Index. Returns from 1970 to 2021 are for the S&P 500 Index.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
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