“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
— Warren Buffett
The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a two-decade holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Amazon.com Inc (NASD: AMZN)? Today, we examine the outcome of a two-decade investment into the stock back in 2000.
|Average annual return:||25.96%|
As shown above, the two-decade investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 25.96%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 20 years ago into $1,013,331.35 today (as of 10/05/2020). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 10,036.08% (something to think about: how might AMZN shares perform over the next 20 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
One more piece of investment wisdom to leave you with:
“Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.” — Carlos Slim