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

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun May 8 23:47:06 UTC 2016


On 9 May 2016 at 08:45, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

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> *From:* extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] *On
> Behalf Of *John Clark
> *…*
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> ​,​
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> >…mediocre would be a better word than successful.
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> ​​>… Since 1974, the year Dumb Donald inherited his money from
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> ​much smarter ​Fred Trump, the S&P 500 has gone up 74 fold
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> >…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.
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> I am getting 21.4 fold increase since 1974:  2057/96 = 21.4
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> spike
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> http://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/by-year
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> o    *By Year*
> <http://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/by-year>
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> o    By Month
> <http://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/by-month>
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> *Date*
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> *Price*
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> May 6, 2016
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> 2,057.14
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> Jan 1, 2016
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> 1,918.60
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> Jan 1, 2015
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> 2,028.18
>
> Jan 1, 2014
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> 1,822.36
>
> Jan 1, 2013
>
> 1,480.40
>
> Jan 1, 2012
>
> 1,300.58
>
> Jan 1, 2011
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> 1,282.62
>
> Jan 1, 2010
>
> 1,123.58
>
> Jan 1, 2009
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> 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
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> 9.87
>
> Jan 1, 1905
>
> 8.43
>
> Jan 1, 1904
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> 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
>


But don't forget inflation, which reduces the value of your 1974 USD by a
factor of 4.8:

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/


-- 
Stathis Papaioannou
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