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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 decade-long holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASD: AMD)? Today, we examine the outcome of a decade-long investment into the stock back in 2013.

Start date: 12/12/2013


End date: 12/11/2023
Start price/share: $3.69
End price/share: $134.41
Starting shares: 2,710.03
Ending shares: 2,710.03
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 3,542.55%
Average annual return: 43.25%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $364,228.53

The above analysis shows the decade-long investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 43.25%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $364,228.53 today (as of 12/11/2023). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 3,542.55% (something to think about: how might AMD shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]

Here’s one more great investment quote before you go:
“In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave.” — Benjamin Graham