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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 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 Fiserv Inc (NASD: FISV)? Today, we examine the outcome of a decade-long investment into the stock back in 2010.

Start date: 10/28/2010


End date: 10/27/2020
Start price/share: $13.54
End price/share: $96.61
Starting shares: 738.55
Ending shares: 738.55
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 613.52%
Average annual return: 21.70%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $71,346.57

The above analysis shows the decade-long investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 21.70%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $71,346.57 today (as of 10/27/2020). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 613.52% (something to think about: how might FISV 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:
“Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.” — Carlos Slim