“I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”
— Warren Buffett
The investment philosophy practiced by Warren Buffett calls for investors to take a long-term horizon when making an investment, such as a five year holding period (or even longer), and reconsider making the investment in the first place if unable to envision holding the stock for at least five years. Today, we look at how such a long-term strategy would have done for investors in Illumina Inc (NASD: ILMN) back in 2014, holding through to today.
|Average annual return:||15.48%|
As we can see, the five year investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 15.48%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 5 years ago into $20,536.85 today (as of 07/01/2019). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 105.40% (something to think about: how might ILMN shares perform over the next 5 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Here’s one more great investment quote before you go:
“Never is there a better time to buy a stock than when a basically sound company, for whatever reason, temporarily falls out of favor with the investment community.” — Geraldine Weiss