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## What is the average stock market return over the last 20 years?

The S&P 500 Index originally began in 1926 as the “composite index” comprised of only 90 stocks. 1 According to historical records, the average annual return since its inception in 1926 through 2018 is approximately **10%–11%**.

## How much would $8000 invested in the S&P 500 in 1980 be worth today?

To help put this inflation into perspective, if we had invested $8,000 in the S&P 500 index in 1980, our investment would be nominally worth **approximately $934,023.27 in 2021**.

## How much money do I need to invest to make $1000 a month?

To make $1000 a month in dividends you need to invest **between $342,857 and $480,000**, with an average portfolio of $400,000. The exact amount of money you will need to invest to create a $1000 per month dividend income depends on the dividend yield of the stocks. What is dividend yield?

## Does money double every 7 years?

The most basic example of the Rule of 72 is one we can do without a calculator: Given a 10% annual rate of return, how long will it take for your money to double? Take 72 and divide it by 10 and you get 7.2. This means, at **a 10% fixed annual rate of return, your money doubles every 7 years**.

## What is the golden rule of investing?

One of the golden rules of investing is **to have a well and properly diversified portfolio**. To do that, you want to have different kinds of investments that will typically perform differently over time, which can help strengthen your overall portfolio and reduce overall risk.

## What is a good investment return over 10 years?

The average 10-year stock market return **is 9.2%**, according to Goldman Sachs data. The S&P 500 index has done slightly better than that, returning 13.6% annually. The average return looks very different annually, but holding onto investments over time can help.

## What would $1 million dollars invested in 1970 be worth today?

$1,000,000 in 1970 is equivalent in purchasing power to **about $7,069,845.36 today**, an increase of $6,069,845.36 over 51 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.91% per year between 1970 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 606.98%.

## What is the average stock market return over 30 years?

Looking at the S&P 500 for the years 1991 to 2020, the average stock market return for the last 30 years is **10.72%** (8.29% when adjusted for inflation). Some of this success can be attributed to the dot-com boom in the late 1990s (before the bust), which resulted in high return rates for five consecutive years.

## How much do I need to invest to be a Millionaire S&P 500?

Key Points. **A $500 monthly investment** in the S&P 500 over the past 40 years would be worth over $3.3 million today. Investing in an S&P 500 index fund makes you an investor in big names like Amazon, Apple, and Disney. Historically, the S&P 500 has produced average annual returns of about 10%.