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>> We all likely try for that sort of return, but as I stated prior, the S&P only did it when we look at the early 70s (maybe late 60s too) through 2000. <<

Keep in mind that if you're only looking at the level of the S&P 500 index, you aren't including the power of reinvested dividends. If dividends have averaged 2%, in reality the index itself only has to rise 6% a year over 30 years to generate an total 8% return and give the ten-bagger.

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