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“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 Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL)? Today, we examine the outcome of a five year investment into the stock back in 2019.

Start date: 02/14/2019


End date: 02/13/2024
Start price/share: $215.75
End price/share: $431.70
Starting shares: 46.35
Ending shares: 46.35
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 100.09%
Average annual return: 14.88%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $20,008.85

The above analysis shows the five year investment result worked out quite well, with an annualized rate of return of 14.88%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 5 years ago into $20,008.85 today (as of 02/13/2024). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 100.09% (something to think about: how might TYL 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:
“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