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Last Saturday was a big day for the stock market, as it marked the 10th anniversary of one of the longest and most profitable bull runs in history.

Indeed, an investor who put $1 into a market tracking index fund on March 9, 2009 — the day the market hit what turned out to be it’s lowest point following the 2008 financial crisis — would have ended up with $4.99 by March 1, 2019, according to Morningstar. That means, $100 would net $499; $10,000 would be worth nearly $50,000, and $100,000 would be worth a cool half a million.

Barring a dramatic, unforeseen event like the 1987 stock market crash, the S&P 500 will have posted an average return of nearly 18%, each year, over the past decade, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. To put that in context, the long-term historical average annual return, going back to the 1920s, is a hair above 10%.

Kicking yourself for not buying?

http://money.com/money/5637790/bull-market-run-how-much-inve...

Fuskie
Who notes that's a lot of beef...

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