Putting the 2000-2009 Market Decade into Perspective

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)

Average Annually Compounded Return = 6.7%

All charts courtesy of PPCA Inc.


Good stuff — thanks, Eric!


Perspectives on 2009 and Beyond (PDF)
Ron Surz
Horse’s Mouth, January 4, 2010

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