Deconstructing 30 Year Stock Market Returns

The worst 30 year return — using rolling monthly performance — occurred at the height of the market just before the Great Depression and stocks still returned almost 8% per year over the ensuing three decades.

You can see that there is some variation in these returns throughout this period, but the volatility of the results is quite impressive — less than a 5% standard deviation in the return figures.

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Written By: Ben Carlson, CFA

www.awealthofcommonsense.com

June 2, 2016 In: Financial Articles Comments (None)