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Stock Market Yearly Historical Returns from 1921 to Present:Dow Jones Index

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Stock market historical returns is  generally considered   Dow Jones  Index (Djia)  average yealy  returns.Djia  average yearly return was 7.7539% without adjusting dividends and inflation from 1921 t0 2016.

Following table shows  DJIA yearly return or stock market historical returns from 1921 to present. All the red signs indicate negatives yearly return.

 

Date
Beginning Price
Closing Price
Price Change
DOW Yearly Return
12/31/2016 17425.0293 19762.6 2337.5707 13.415%
12/31/2015 17823.07031 17425.0293 -398.04101 -2.233%
12/31/2014 16576.66016 17823.07031 1246.41016 7.519%
12/31/2013 13104.13965 16576.66016 3472.52051 26.499%
12/31/2012 12217.55957 13104.13965 886.580078 7.257%
12/31/2011 11577.50977 12217.55957 640.049804 5.528%
12/31/2010 10428.04981 11577.50977 1149.45996 11.023%
12/31/2009 8776.389648 10428.04981 1651.66016 18.819%
12/31/2008 13264.82031 8776.389648 -4488.4307 33.837%
12/31/2007 12463.15039 13264.82031 801.669921 6.432%
12/31/2006 10717.5 12463.15039 1745.65039 16.288%
12/31/2005 10783.00977 10717.5 -65.509766 0.608%
12/31/2004 10453.91992 10783.00977 329.089844 3.148%
12/31/2003 8341.629883 10453.91992 2112.29004 25.322%
12/31/2002 10021.57031 8341.629883 -1679.9404 -16.763%
12/31/2001 10787.99023 10021.57031 -766.41992 -7.104%
12/31/2000 11497.12012 10787.99023 -709.12988 -6.168%
12/31/1999 9181.429688 11497.12012 2315.69043 25.221%
12/31/1998 7908.25 9181.429688 1273.17969 16.099%
12/31/1997 6448.27002 7908.25 1459.97998 22.641%
12/31/1996 5117.120117 6448.27002 1331.1499 26.014%
12/31/1995 3834.439941 5117.120117 1282.68018 33.452%
12/31/1994 3754.090088 3834.439941 80.349853 2.140%
12/31/1993 3301.110107 3754.090088 452.979981 13.722%
12/31/1992 3168.830078 3301.110107 132.280029 4.174%
12/31/1991 2633.659912 3168.830078 535.170166 20.320%
12/31/1990 2753.199951 2633.659912 -119.54004 -4.342%
12/31/1989 2168.570068 2753.199951 584.629883 26.959%
12/31/1988 1938.829956 2168.570068 229.740112 11.849%
12/31/1987 1895.949951 1938.829956 42.880005 2.262%
12/31/1986 1546.670044 1895.949951 349.279907 22.583%
12/31/1985 1211.569946 1546.670044 335.100098 27.658%
12/31/1984 1258.640015 1211.569946 -47.070069 -3.740%
12/31/1983 1046.540039 1258.640015 212.099976 20.267%
12/31/1982 875 1046.540039 171.540039 19.605%
12/31/1981 963.98999 875 -88.98999 -9.231%
12/31/1980 838.73999 963.98999 125.25 14.933%
12/31/1979 805.01001 838.73999 33.72998 4.190%
12/31/1978 831.169983 805.01001 -26.159973 -3.147%
12/31/1977 1004.650024 831.169983 -173.48004 -17.268%
12/31/1976 852.409973 1004.650024 152.240051 17.860%
12/31/1975 616.23999 852.409973 236.169983 38.324%
12/31/1974 850.859985 616.23999 -234.62 -27.574%
12/31/1973 1020.02002 850.859985 -169.16004 -16.584%
12/31/1972 890.200012 1020.02002 129.820008 14.583%
12/31/1971 838.919983 890.200012 51.280029 6.113%
12/31/1970 800.359985 838.919983 38.559998 4.818%
12/31/1969 943.75 800.359985 -143.39002 -15.194%
12/31/1968 905.109985 943.75 38.640015 4.269%
12/31/1967 785.690002 905.109985 119.419983 15.199%
12/31/1966 969.26001 785.690002 -183.57001 -18.939%
12/31/1965 874.130005 969.26001 95.130005 10.883%
12/31/1964 762.950012 874.130005 111.179993 14.572%
12/31/1963 652.099976 762.950012 110.850036 16.999%
12/31/1962 731.140015 652.099976 -79.040039 -10.811%
12/31/1961 615.890015 731.140015 115.25 18.713%
12/31/1960 679.359985 615.890015 -63.46997 -9.343%
12/31/1959 583.650024 679.359985 95.709961 16.399%
12/31/1958 435.690002 583.650024 147.960022 33.960%
12/31/1957 499.470001 435.690002 -63.779999 -12.770%
12/31/1956 488.399994 499.470001 11.070007 2.267%
12/31/1955 404.390015 488.399994 84.009979 20.774%
12/31/1954 280.899994 404.390015 123.490021 43.962%
12/31/1953 291.899994 280.899994 -11 -3.768%
12/31/1952 269.230011 291.899994 22.669983 8.420%
12/31/1951 235.419998 269.230011 33.810013 14.362%
12/31/1950 200.520004 235.419998 34.899994 17.405%
12/31/1949 177.300003 200.520004 23.220001 13.096%
12/31/1948 181.160004 177.300003 -3.860001 -2.131%
12/31/1947 177.199997 181.160004 3.960007 2.235%
12/31/1946 192.910004 177.199997 -15.710007 -8.144%
12/31/1945 151.929993 192.910004 40.980011 26.973%
12/31/1944 135.889999 151.929993 16.039994 11.804%
12/31/1943 119.400002 135.889999 16.489997 13.811%
12/31/1942 110.959999 119.400002 8.440003 7.606%
12/31/1941 131.130005 110.959999 -20.170006 -15.382%
12/31/1940 149.990005 131.130005 -18.86 -12.574%
12/31/1939 154.360001 149.990005 -4.369996 -2.831%
12/31/1938 120.849998 154.360001 33.510003 27.729%
12/31/1937 179.899994 120.849998 -59.049996 -32.824%
12/31/1936 144.130005 179.899994 35.769989 24.818%
12/31/1935 104.040001 144.130005 40.090004 38.533%
12/31/1934 98.669998 104.040001 5.370003 5.442%
12/31/1933 60.259998 98.669998 38.41 63.740%
12/31/1932 77.900002 60.259998 -17.640004 -22.644%
12/31/1931 164.580002 77.900002 -86.68 -52.667%
12/31/1930 248.479996 164.580002 -83.899994 -33.765%
12/31/1929 300 248.479996 -51.520004 -17.173%
12/31/1928 200.699997 300 99.300003 49.477%
12/31/1927 157.199997 200.699997 43.5 27.672%
12/31/1926 156.660004 157.199997 0.539993 0.345%
12/31/1925 120.510002 156.660004 36.150002 29.998%
12/31/1924 95.519997 120.510002 24.990005 26.162%
12/31/1923 98.169998 95.519997 -2.650001 -2.699%
12/31/1922 80.800003 98.169998 17.369995 21.498%
12/31/1921 76.129997 80.800003 4.670006 6.134%

Data Source: Yahoo finance

Average Stock Market Historical Returns :

Dow jones index average and median historical return based on 1 year , 5 year, 10 year and 20 year  are shown in the  below table.

Dow Average and median Yearly Return
Dow Jones yearly return are also shown in the graph From 1921 to 2016.Djia had 7.4% percent return on average from 1966 to present. Stock market historical returns  last 50 years  was,on  average, 7.4 percent without adjusting inflation and dividends.

Data Source: Yahoo finance

Dow jones average return from 1921 to 1965 is 8.30 percent and total return during this period was 365.3786 percent.

djia yearly returns 1921 to 1965

Data Source: Yahoo finance

Dow’s Best Yearly Return

Dow’s best performing year was  1933 with return 63 percent, second best performing year was  1928 with return 49.47 percent. On the other hand, Dow ‘s best year in the last 50 year was 1975 with return 38 percent and second best year was 1995 with return 33 percent.

DOW's Top 10 and Lowest 10 Years Return

Data Source: Yahoo finance

Dow’s Worst Yearly Return

Djia had its worst year in 1931. This year  dow was down more than 52 percent. this was the time of great depression. Dow next worst yearly return was 2008. This  year Djia alone down was almost 34 percent. This was the time for great recessionn in USA history. 2008 was also worst yearly return year in the last 50 year period.

20 percent Return:

Dow had only 27 years with 20 percent or more return during the this period.

Average Yearly Negative return :

Dow had 30 year negative return  period from 1921 to present. Djia’s average return was – 14.1 percent during this period.

Average Yearly Positive Return:

Dow  jones had 65 year positive returns among this time period. Average yearly return during this period was  17.82 percent.

Negative and Positive Year Ratio:

Dow had 1 negative yearly return for every 2 positive yearly return. that means even in the passive investment we will get positive return from Dow Index.

Bottom Line:

Djia’s yearly performance is the indicator of US stock market  performance and considered as proxy of US stock market yearly historical return.  Investors’ average return from Dow is 7.75 percent,However, Investors can  make 17.82 percent return by holding them only in positive return years. This means active investment strategy is  better strategy than the passive one at least in terms of yearly return.

 

 

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