S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Returns Through 2012

January 29, 2013

An AFM reader sent me an email and asked me to update the 20-year rolling period returns for the S&P 500 Index. Here they are:

S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Total Returns 2013

2 responses to S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Returns Through 2012

  1. A very nice chart!

    My apologies if I missed it somewhere, but I assume these calculations assume annual reinvesting of the dividends? (or quarterly?)

    Since it is still a big part of the return over time (and some stock market critics forget to include dividend yields when quoting long-term market returns) it might be worth making that explicit in your chart.

    Still, great ammo to use against the “stocks are dead” crowd.