“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 F5 Inc (NASD: FFIV)? Today, we examine the outcome of a five year investment into the stock back in 2018.
|Average annual return:||-3.89%|
As shown above, the five year investment result worked out poorly, with an annualized rate of return of -3.89%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 5 years ago into $8,200.55 today (as of 11/06/2023). On a total return basis, that’s a result of -18.00% (something to think about: how might FFIV shares perform over the next 5 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Here’s one more great investment quote before you go:
“It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.” — George Soros