“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”
— Warren Buffett
The above quote from Warren Buffett is timeless, and brings into focus the choice about time horizon that any investor should think about before buying a stock they are considering. Behind every stock is an actual business; what will that business look like over a ten year period?
Today, let’s look backwards in time to 2012, and take a look at what happened to investors who asked that very question about Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC), by taking a look at the investment outcome over a ten year holding period.
|Average annual return:||25.24%|
The above analysis shows the ten year investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 25.24%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $94,877.41 today (as of 07/27/2022). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 848.82% (something to think about: how might CNC shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Another great investment quote to think about:
“Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless.” — Warren Buffett