“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”
— Warren Buffett
The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a decade-long holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M)? Today, we examine the outcome of a decade-long investment into the stock back in 2009.
|Average annual return:||0.38%|
The above analysis shows the decade-long investment result worked out as follows, with an annualized rate of return of 0.38%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $10,386.46 today (as of 10/11/2019). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 3.88% (something to think about: how might M shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Beyond share price change, another component of M’s total return these past 10 years has been the payment by Macy’s Inc of $10.58/share in dividends to shareholders. Automatic reinvestment of dividends can be a wonderful way to compound returns, and for the above calculations we presume that dividends are reinvested into additional shares of stock. (For the purpose of these calcuations, the closing price on ex-date is used).
One more piece of investment wisdom to leave you with:
“In the long run, we are all dead.” — John Maynard Keynes