Last Update: 30 September 2021

Holding a position in the Vanguard Growth (VUG) ETF, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all 13 years rolling periods, you would have obtained a positive returns 100.00% of times

Considering all 6 years rolling periods, you would have obtained a positive returns 90.30% of times

All the returns are calculated over the available historical serie, starting from January 1972 until September 2021.

In order to have complete information about the ETF, please refer to the Vanguard Growth (VUG) ETF: historical returns page.

Rolling Returns

Vanguard Growth (VUG) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+12.46% +65.73%
Jul 1982 - Jun 1983
-47.63%
Oct 1973 - Sep 1974
21.33%
2 Years
+11.47% +41.49%
Apr 1997 - Mar 1999
-29.86%
Oct 1972 - Sep 1974
16.90%
3 Years
+11.33% +35.87%
Apr 1997 - Mar 2000
-21.03%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
16.19%
4 Years
+11.35% +36.08%
Feb 1995 - Jan 1999
-11.74%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2004
15.45%
5 Years
+11.31% +33.65%
Jan 1995 - Dec 1999
-8.36%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2005
13.38%
6 Years
+11.30% +29.77%
Apr 1994 - Mar 2000
-5.58%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2006
9.70%
7 Years
+11.36% +24.72%
Jul 1993 - Jun 2000
-4.05%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
9.14%
8 Years
+11.42% +23.38%
Feb 1991 - Jan 1999
-5.02%
Nov 2000 - Oct 2008
5.18%
9 Years
+11.42% +23.88%
Jan 1991 - Dec 1999
-7.22%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2009
4.29%
10 Years
+11.38% +22.34%
Apr 1990 - Mar 2000
-4.67%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
5.23%
11 Years
+11.38% +22.68%
Jan 1989 - Dec 1999
-1.88%
Jul 1999 - Jun 2010
6.01%
12 Years
+11.32% +21.94%
Dec 1987 - Nov 1999
-0.81%
Jan 2000 - Dec 2011
0.88%
13 Years
+11.25% +20.60%
Jan 1987 - Dec 1999
+0.46%
Jan 2000 - Dec 2012
0.00%
14 Years
+11.27% +20.65%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1998
+2.13%
Feb 1999 - Jan 2013
0.00%
15 Years
+11.28% +21.18%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
+2.90%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2015
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

Annualized Rolling Returns - 1 Year (12 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+12.46% +65.73%
Jul 1982 - Jun 1983
-47.63%
Oct 1973 - Sep 1974
21.33%
125 out of 586

Annualized Rolling Returns - 2 Years (24 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.47% +41.49%
Apr 1997 - Mar 1999
-29.86%
Oct 1972 - Sep 1974
16.90%
97 out of 574

Annualized Rolling Returns - 3 Years (36 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.33% +35.87%
Apr 1997 - Mar 2000
-21.03%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
16.19%
91 out of 562

Annualized Rolling Returns - 4 Years (48 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.35% +36.08%
Feb 1995 - Jan 1999
-11.74%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2004
15.45%
85 out of 550

Annualized Rolling Returns - 5 Years (60 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.31% +33.65%
Jan 1995 - Dec 1999
-8.36%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2005
13.38%
72 out of 538

Annualized Rolling Returns - 6 Years (72 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.30% +29.77%
Apr 1994 - Mar 2000
-5.58%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2006
9.70%
51 out of 526

Annualized Rolling Returns - 7 Years (84 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.36% +24.72%
Jul 1993 - Jun 2000
-4.05%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
9.14%
47 out of 514

Annualized Rolling Returns - 8 Years (96 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.42% +23.38%
Feb 1991 - Jan 1999
-5.02%
Nov 2000 - Oct 2008
5.18%
26 out of 502

Annualized Rolling Returns - 9 Years (108 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.42% +23.88%
Jan 1991 - Dec 1999
-7.22%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2009
4.29%
21 out of 490

Annualized Rolling Returns - 10 Years (120 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.38% +22.34%
Apr 1990 - Mar 2000
-4.67%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
5.23%
25 out of 478

Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.38% +22.68%
Jan 1989 - Dec 1999
-1.88%
Jul 1999 - Jun 2010
6.01%
28 out of 466

Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.32% +21.94%
Dec 1987 - Nov 1999
-0.81%
Jan 2000 - Dec 2011
0.88%
4 out of 454

Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.25% +20.60%
Jan 1987 - Dec 1999
+0.46%
Jan 2000 - Dec 2012
0.00%
0 out of 442

Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.27% +20.65%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1998
+2.13%
Feb 1999 - Jan 2013
0.00%
0 out of 430

Annualized Rolling Returns - 15 Years (180 months)

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Average
Return
Best
Return
Worst
Return
Negative
Periods
+11.28% +21.18%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
+2.90%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2015
0.00%
0 out of 418

In order to have complete information about the ETF, please refer to the Vanguard Growth (VUG) ETF: historical returns page.

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