Following yesterday’s look at performance by years, Eric Willer in our Dallas office sent me these charts — they are quite instructive as to how markets have performed over various decades:
Annualized S&P500 Returns by Decade
Return History for Common Stocks 1926-2009 (inflation adjusted)
All charts courtesy of PPCA Inc.
Good stuff — thanks, Eric!
Perspectives on 2009 and Beyond (PDF)
Horse’s Mouth, January 4, 2010