“I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”
— Warren Buffett
The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a five year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Tesla Inc (NASD: TSLA)? Today, we examine the outcome of a five year investment into the stock back in 2016.
|Average annual return:||71.10%|
As shown above, the five year investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 71.10%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 5 years ago into $146,208.28 today (as of 07/09/2021). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 1,362.16% (something to think about: how might TSLA shares perform over the next 5 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
One more piece of investment wisdom to leave you with:
“All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don’t work out.” — Peter Lynch