“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
— Warren Buffett
One of the most important things investors can learn from Warren Buffett, is about how they approach their time horizon for an investment into a stock under consideration. Because immediately after buying shares of a given stock, investors will then be able to check on the day-to-day (and even minute-by-minute) market value. Some days the stock market will be up, other days down. These daily fluctuations can often distract from the long-term view. Today, we look at the result of a two-decade holding period for an investor who was considering Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) back in 2002, bought the stock, ignored the market’s ups and downs, and simply held through to today.
|Average annual return:||27.01%|
As shown above, the two-decade investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 27.01%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 20 years ago into $1,194,888.26 today (as of 02/08/2022). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 11,850.38% (something to think about: how might TYL shares perform over the next 20 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
One more investment quote to leave you with:
“October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” — Mark Twain