What Is the Historical Average Stock Market Return Rate?

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In the history of Stock Markets, the average yearly return for periods of 25 years or longer has been around 9-10%. This rate refers to the total return, inclusive of dividends. These rates are based on the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) and are essentially similar to those for the S&P 500.
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Abnormal rates of return in the stock market work to the upside and the downside. Whether the actual return that a stock or portfolio generates is above the expected rate of return
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It is impossible to determine. That said, given the slowing population growth, we will most likely not experience economic growth nor see stock market returns around the 10% average
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