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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 ten year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Monster Beverage Corp (NASD: MNST)? Today, we examine the outcome of a ten year investment into the stock back in 2011.

Start date: 12/12/2011


End date: 12/09/2021
Start price/share: $15.95
End price/share: $88.30
Starting shares: 626.96
Ending shares: 626.96
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 453.61%
Average annual return: 18.66%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $55,340.55

The above analysis shows the ten year investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 18.66%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $55,340.55 today (as of 12/09/2021). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 453.61% (something to think about: how might MNST shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]

One more investment quote to leave you with:
“Smart investing doesn’t consist of buying good assets but of buying assets well. This is a very, very important distinction that very, very few people understand.” — Howard Marks