“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 PG&E Corp (NYSE: PCG)? Today, we examine the outcome of a five year investment into the stock back in 2018.
|Average annual return:||-19.44%|
The above analysis shows the five year investment result worked out poorly, with an annualized rate of return of -19.44%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 5 years ago into $3,393.10 today (as of 10/11/2023). On a total return basis, that’s a result of -66.07% (something to think about: how might PCG shares perform over the next 5 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Another great investment quote to think about:
“Twenty years in this business convinces me that any normal person using the customary three percent of the brain can pick stocks just as well, if not better, than the average Wall Street expert.” — Peter Lynch