“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 O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASD: ORLY) back in 2011, holding through to today.
|Average annual return:||24.74%|
As we can see, the ten year investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 24.74%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $91,323.69 today (as of 10/18/2021). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 813.34% (something to think about: how might ORLY shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
One more piece of investment wisdom to leave you with:
“I made my money by selling too soon.” — Bernard Baruch