[ExI] s&p 500 growth, was: RE:

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun May 8 22:45:53 UTC 2016


 

 

From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of John Clark
…

​,​

>…mediocre would be a better word than successful.

​​>… Since 1974, the year Dumb Donald inherited his money from 

​much smarter ​Fred Trump, the S&P 500 has gone up 74 fold

​.​

>…If Donald had just put that money in a simple S&P index fund in 1974 and then sat on his hands for 42 years today he'd be worth well over 10 billion.

 

 

 

 

I am getting 21.4 fold increase since 1974:  2057/96 = 21.4

 

Shows to go ya however, when in doubt, drop your money into an index fund then go get to work, or go outside and play, or do whatever gives meaning to this short life.  That philosophy has worked well for me for a long time.

 

It’s impressive as all get out if you think about how the S&P has done all these years: 4.4 doublings in 42 years, that’s doubling your investment more often than every decade, so over 7% return over the long haul, which is excellent.  We must realize the game will eventually run out, just as Moore’s Law.  If we somehow kept doubling every decade, well a thousand fold increase in a century, well maybe.  Depending on how you count it, one might argue that our economy has expanded a thousand fold since WW1.

 

spike

 

 

http://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/by-year

 

 

 

o     <http://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/by-year> By Year

o     <http://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/by-month> By Month


Date

Price


May 6, 2016

2,057.14


Jan 1, 2016

1,918.60


Jan 1, 2015

2,028.18


Jan 1, 2014

1,822.36


Jan 1, 2013

1,480.40


Jan 1, 2012

1,300.58


Jan 1, 2011

1,282.62


Jan 1, 2010

1,123.58


Jan 1, 2009

865.58


Jan 1, 2008

1,378.76


Jan 1, 2007

1,424.16


Jan 1, 2006

1,278.73


Jan 1, 2005

1,181.41


Jan 1, 2004

1,132.52


Jan 1, 2003

895.84


Jan 1, 2002

1,140.21


Jan 1, 2001

1,335.63


Jan 1, 2000

1,425.59


Jan 1, 1999

1,248.77


Jan 1, 1998

963.36


Jan 1, 1997

766.22


Jan 1, 1996

614.42


Jan 1, 1995

465.25


Jan 1, 1994

472.99


Jan 1, 1993

435.23


Jan 1, 1992

416.08


Jan 1, 1991

325.49


Jan 1, 1990

339.97


Jan 1, 1989

285.40


Jan 1, 1988

250.50


Jan 1, 1987

264.50


Jan 1, 1986

208.20


Jan 1, 1985

171.60


Jan 1, 1984

166.40


Jan 1, 1983

144.30


Jan 1, 1982

117.30


Jan 1, 1981

133.00


Jan 1, 1980

110.90


Jan 1, 1979

99.71


Jan 1, 1978

90.25


Jan 1, 1977

103.80


Jan 1, 1976

96.86


Jan 1, 1975

72.56


Jan 1, 1974

96.11


Jan 1, 1973

118.40


Jan 1, 1972

103.30


Jan 1, 1971

93.49


Jan 1, 1970

90.31


Jan 1, 1969

102.00


Jan 1, 1968

95.04


Jan 1, 1967

84.45


Jan 1, 1966

93.32


Jan 1, 1965

86.12


Jan 1, 1964

76.45


Jan 1, 1963

65.06


Jan 1, 1962

69.07


Jan 1, 1961

59.72


Jan 1, 1960

58.03


Jan 1, 1959

55.62


Jan 1, 1958

41.12


Jan 1, 1957

45.43


Jan 1, 1956

44.15


Jan 1, 1955

35.60


Jan 1, 1954

25.46


Jan 1, 1953

26.18


Jan 1, 1952

24.19


Jan 1, 1951

21.21


Jan 1, 1950

16.88


Jan 1, 1949

15.36


Jan 1, 1948

14.83


Jan 1, 1947

15.21


Jan 1, 1946

18.02


Jan 1, 1945

13.49


Jan 1, 1944

11.85


Jan 1, 1943

10.09


Jan 1, 1942

8.93


Jan 1, 1941

10.55


Jan 1, 1940

12.30


Jan 1, 1939

12.50


Jan 1, 1938

11.31


Jan 1, 1937

17.59


Jan 1, 1936

13.76


Jan 1, 1935

9.26


Jan 1, 1934

10.54


Jan 1, 1933

7.09


Jan 1, 1932

8.30


Jan 1, 1931

15.98


Jan 1, 1930

21.71


Jan 1, 1929

24.86


Jan 1, 1928

17.53


Jan 1, 1927

13.40


Jan 1, 1926

12.65


Jan 1, 1925

10.58


Jan 1, 1924

8.83


Jan 1, 1923

8.90


Jan 1, 1922

7.30


Jan 1, 1921

7.11


Jan 1, 1920

8.83


Jan 1, 1919

7.85


Jan 1, 1918

7.21


Jan 1, 1917

9.57


Jan 1, 1916

9.33


Jan 1, 1915

7.48


Jan 1, 1914

8.37


Jan 1, 1913

9.30


Jan 1, 1912

9.12


Jan 1, 1911

9.27


Jan 1, 1910

10.08


Jan 1, 1909

9.06


Jan 1, 1908

6.85


Jan 1, 1907

9.56


Jan 1, 1906

9.87


Jan 1, 1905

8.43


Jan 1, 1904

6.68


Jan 1, 1903

8.46


Jan 1, 1902

8.12


Jan 1, 1901

7.07


Jan 1, 1900

6.10


Jan 1, 1899

6.08


Jan 1, 1898

4.88


Jan 1, 1897

4.22


Jan 1, 1896

4.27


Jan 1, 1895

4.25


Jan 1, 1894

4.32


Jan 1, 1893

5.61


Jan 1, 1892

5.51


Jan 1, 1891

4.84


Jan 1, 1890

5.38


Jan 1, 1889

5.24


Jan 1, 1888

5.31


Jan 1, 1887

5.58


Jan 1, 1886

5.20


Jan 1, 1885

4.24


Jan 1, 1884

5.18


Jan 1, 1883

5.81


Jan 1, 1882

5.92


Jan 1, 1881

6.19


Jan 1, 1880

5.11


Jan 1, 1879

3.58


Jan 1, 1878

3.25


Jan 1, 1877

3.55


Jan 1, 1876

4.46


Jan 1, 1875

4.54


Jan 1, 1874

4.66


Jan 1, 1873

5.11


Jan 1, 1872

4.86


Jan 1, 1871

4.44

 

 

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