The history of modern investing on a single sheet

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If you invested one dollar in small stocks in 1926 and then took an 87 year nap, you’d be waking up today with $18,000+.  That’s the power of compounding – one of the many interesting concepts portrayed in the annual Andex chart produced by Morningstar.

With its exceptional representation of long-term market trends, I consider the Andex chart one of my most important reference tools.  In fact, I keep an oversized version pinned to the wall right behind my desk, so I can easily consult it. And I frequently do.

Have your very own

I’d be pleased to send you your own Andex chart if you like. Just send me an email with your postal mailing address and I’ll put it in the mail to you right away.


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Nothing in this article is intended to be or should be construed as individualized investment advice. 

The annual Andex chart is a Morningstar product.  As with any third-party data, Adviser has not verified it independently for accuracy and uses it for informational purposes only.

An investment cannot be made directly in an index. 87-year investment returns are hypothetical as index-based investments were not available in 1926. There is no guarantee that indices or asset classes will continue to perform at the historical levels described.

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