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The Lost Decade for the S&P 500

May 22, 2011

Posted Image Here is a new update of a chart that illustrates the total return performance of the S&P 500 since the Tech Bubble closing high on March 24, 2000. The chart shows the value of $1000 invested in the index, including dividends, but excluding any taxes or fees, as of May 20th. I’ve also included the real value using the Consumer Price Index for the inflation adjustment.

I calculated on the returns based on the daily price and daily dividends interpolated from the quarterly dividends as reported by Standard & Poor’s. Thus the values are the hypothetical return excluding any taxes or fees. More…

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