FY15 Sensex Returns Highest In Five Years - Chart Of The Day 6 April 2015 - Equitymaster

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FY15 Sensex Returns Highest In Five Years
Apr 6, 2015

Just to extend our point further, we want to show you why long term investing makes complete sense. Look at the chart below. It shows how the BSE-Sensex performed during each of the financial years during the last decade. As you can see, the stock market returns are very lumpy in nature. There are some years when the returns are supernormal. Then there are also a couple of years when the returns are negative. However, let's say you made an investment in a benchmark index fund at the start of FY06 and remained invested till the end of FY15, your returns at the end of the 10-year period would be 331%. That means a compounded annual return of nearly 16%. So to achieve this kind of return all you had to do was to invest in a passive index fund and stay invested for 10 years. Probably, if you invest wisely based on your own stock picking approach over a long time period, you could earn even higher returns. But the key here is to think long term, to think big.

Data Source: The Indian Express

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