“When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.”
— Warren Buffett
The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a twenty year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX)? Today, we examine the outcome of a twenty year investment into the stock back in 1999.
|Average annual return:||3.18%|
As shown above, the twenty year investment result worked out as follows, with an annualized rate of return of 3.18%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 20 years ago into $18,706.17 today (as of 07/09/2019). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 87.22% (something to think about: how might BSX shares perform over the next 20 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Here’s one more great investment quote before you go:
“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.” — Warren Buffett