• 253 days Will The ECB Continue To Hike Rates?
  • 254 days Forbes: Aramco Remains Largest Company In The Middle East
  • 255 days Caltech Scientists Succesfully Beam Back Solar Power From Space
  • 655 days Could Crypto Overtake Traditional Investment?
  • 660 days Americans Still Quitting Jobs At Record Pace
  • 662 days FinTech Startups Tapping VC Money for ‘Immigrant Banking’
  • 665 days Is The Dollar Too Strong?
  • 665 days Big Tech Disappoints Investors on Earnings Calls
  • 666 days Fear And Celebration On Twitter as Musk Takes The Reins
  • 668 days China Is Quietly Trying To Distance Itself From Russia
  • 668 days Tech and Internet Giants’ Earnings In Focus After Netflix’s Stinker
  • 672 days Crypto Investors Won Big In 2021
  • 672 days The ‘Metaverse’ Economy Could be Worth $13 Trillion By 2030
  • 673 days Food Prices Are Skyrocketing As Putin’s War Persists
  • 675 days Pentagon Resignations Illustrate Our ‘Commercial’ Defense Dilemma
  • 676 days US Banks Shrug off Nearly $15 Billion In Russian Write-Offs
  • 679 days Cannabis Stocks in Holding Pattern Despite Positive Momentum
  • 680 days Is Musk A Bastion Of Free Speech Or Will His Absolutist Stance Backfire?
  • 680 days Two ETFs That Could Hedge Against Extreme Market Volatility
  • 682 days Are NFTs About To Take Over Gaming?
Trade In Counterfeit Goods Hits Half A Trillion Dollars

Trade In Counterfeit Goods Hits Half A Trillion Dollars

The counterfeit market has breached…

Tesla Struggles To Compete In European Market

Tesla Struggles To Compete In European Market

Tesla continues to catch the…

Strong U.S. Dollar Weighs On Blue Chip Earnings

Strong U.S. Dollar Weighs On Blue Chip Earnings

Earnings season is well underway,…

Prieur du Plessis

Prieur du Plessis

With 25 years' experience in investment research and portfolio management, Dr Prieur du Plessis is one of the most experienced and well-known investment professionals in…

Contact Author

  1. Home
  2. Markets
  3. Other

SP Index from 1825 to 2010

The graph below is an interesting depiction of the S&P Index's annual returns since 1825. Of the 186 years 70% were positive and 30% negative. The Index's total return for 2010 was +15.06%. Although interesting, the chart offers little guidance as to where the 2011 block will be placed.


S&P500 Total Return Dispersion

Sources: William N. Goetzmann, Roger G. Ibbotson and Liang Peng, A new historical database for the NYSE 1815 to 1925: Performance and predictability, Journal of Financial Markets, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2001, Pages 1-32; Value Square Asset Management; and Plexus Asset Management.

 


Did you enjoy this post? If so, click here to subscribe to updates to Investment Postcards from Cape Town by e-mail.

 

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment