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“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 ten year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASD: AMD)? Today, we examine the outcome of a ten year investment into the stock back in 2010.

Start date: 04/19/2010


End date: 04/16/2020
Start price/share: $9.58
End price/share: $56.95
Starting shares: 1,043.84
Ending shares: 1,043.84
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 494.47%
Average annual return: 19.51%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $59,435.03

As shown above, the ten year investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 19.51%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $59,435.03 today (as of 04/16/2020). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 494.47% (something to think about: how might AMD shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]

Here’s one more great investment quote before you go:
“Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” — Shelby Davis