“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 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 ten 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 F5 Networks, Inc. (NASD: FFIV) back in 2010, holding through to today.
|Average annual return:||2.46%|
The above analysis shows the ten year investment result worked out as follows, with an annualized rate of return of 2.46%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $12,752.68 today (as of 09/08/2020). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 27.59% (something to think about: how might FFIV shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
More investment wisdom to ponder:
“While it might seem that anyone can be a value investor, the essential characteristics of this type of investor-patience, discipline, and risk aversion-may well be genetically determined.” — Seth Klarman