In the 10 years that ended Sept. 30, the average annual return on stocks was a paltry 1.9%.
Not only is that far below the historical average of 8.9%, it wasn't even enough to keep up with inflation. Yes, if your portfolio tracked the market for the past 10 years, you've actually lost ground.
And even that 8.9% historical average return on stocks since 1928 is actually just 5.85% after accounting for inflation. While that's better than losing ground, it's not a very effective way to build wealth.
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About the Author
David Zeiler, Associate Editor for Money Morning at Money Map Press, has been a journalist for more than 35 years, including 18 spent at The Baltimore Sun. He has worked as a writer, editor, and page designer at different times in his career. He's interviewed a number of well-known personalities - ranging from punk rock icon Joey Ramone to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Over the course of his journalistic career, Dave has covered many diverse subjects. Since arriving at Money Morning in 2011, he has focused primarily on technology. He's an expert on both Apple and cryptocurrencies. He started writing about Apple for The Sun in the mid-1990s, and had an Apple blog on The Sun's web site from 2007-2009. Dave's been writing about Bitcoin since 2011 - long before most people had even heard of it. He even mined it for a short time.
Dave has a BA in English and Mass Communications from Loyola University Maryland.