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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 ten year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Incyte Corporation (NASD: INCY)? Today, we examine the outcome of a ten year investment into the stock back in 2014.

Start date: 06/30/2014


End date: 06/27/2024
Start price/share: $56.44
End price/share: $61.35
Starting shares: 177.18
Ending shares: 177.18
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 8.70%
Average annual return: 0.84%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $10,872.47

As we can see, the ten year investment result worked out as follows, with an annualized rate of return of 0.84%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $10,872.47 today (as of 06/27/2024). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 8.70% (something to think about: how might INCY 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:
“Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” — Shelby Davis