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S&P500 Total Return vs Bonds (1800-2012)

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In Markets | Comments Disabled

Last week, we looked at 140 years of Equity Yield vs US Bond Yield [1].

A people inquired what the total return would like of the S&P500 with dividends reinvested) compared to 10 year US bond with coupon reinvested. Global Financial Data [2] generated the chart below, creating an approximate SPX and 10 Year over that entire period.

After two centuries, its no contest. Stocks actually do beat bonds — for the really really really long time.


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Source: Global Financial Data [2]


Thanks, Ralph !
Ralph Dillon rdillon@globalfinancialdata.com

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[1] 140 years of Equity Yield vs US Bond Yield: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/140-years-of-equity-yield-vs-us-bond-yield/

[2] Global Financial Data: http://www.globalfinancialdata.com

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