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

By JLP | 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

Topics: Investing, S&P 500 Index | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Returns Through 2012”

  1. Mr. Money Mustache Says:
    November 21st, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    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.

  2. JLP Says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    “Total Return” means that dividends are included.

    Definition of Total Return from Investopedia