iShares Gold Trust (IAU): Rolling Returns

Data Source: from January 1972 to February 2024 (~52 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 29 February 2024

Holding the iShares Gold Trust (IAU) ETF, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all the available data source (~52 years), the longest period with a negative return lasted 329 months (from February 1980 to June 2007).

This means that every rolling period of 330 months or above has always granted a positive return.

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the iShares Gold Trust (IAU) ETF: Historical Returns page.

Previous vs subsequent Returns

Considering all 10-year rolling periods, is there a relationship between past and future returns, at a given date?

In the following chart, we show how past returns (x-axis) and subsequent returns (y-axis) are related.

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ISHARES GOLD TRUST (IAU) ETF
Previous vs Next Returns - 10 Years annualized
Updated to February 2024

The annualized return of the last 10 years has been 4.16% (updated at Feb 29, 2024).

Rolling Returns

A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

ISHARES GOLD TRUST (IAU) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1972 - 29 February 2024 (~52 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -28.26 01/2013
12/2013
0.71$ -8.51 0.91$ 4.63 1.04$ 23.71 1.23$ 53.69 06/2005
05/2006
1.53$ 11.64 38.40%
2Y -17.73 12/2012
11/2014
0.67$ -7.75 0.85$ 6.06 1.12$ 19.83 1.43$ 38.09 09/2009
08/2011
1.90$ 3.17 33.83%
3Y -14.90 12/2012
11/2015
0.61$ -6.84 0.80$ 6.29 1.20$ 18.53 1.66$ 32.82 11/2008
10/2011
2.34$ 5.54 33.23%
4Y -11.89 12/2011
11/2015
0.60$ -6.49 0.76$ 7.87 1.35$ 18.56 1.97$ 27.88 09/2007
08/2011
2.67$ 6.41 29.71%
5Y -8.25 04/1996
03/2001
0.65$ -5.31 0.76$ 6.81 1.39$ 18.73 2.35$ 23.38 09/2006
08/2011
2.85$ 8.97 30.23%
6Y -6.75 04/1995
03/2001
0.65$ -4.01 0.78$ 6.46 1.45$ 17.49 2.62$ 26.48 09/2005
08/2011
4.09$ 7.30 25.61%
7Y -6.07 09/2011
08/2018
0.64$ -2.09 0.86$ 5.58 1.46$ 18.13 3.20$ 23.33 09/2004
08/2011
4.33$ 6.99 23.10%
8Y -3.15 04/1994
03/2002
0.77$ -0.18 0.98$ 5.30 1.51$ 17.24 3.56$ 21.36 09/2003
08/2011
4.70$ 6.15 16.60%
9Y -1.66 04/1994
03/2003
0.86$ 0.75 1.06$ 5.81 1.66$ 16.25 3.87$ 21.21 09/2002
08/2011
5.64$ 5.72 5.14%
10Y -0.91 10/2012
09/2022
0.91$ 1.29 1.13$ 6.28 1.83$ 15.27 4.14$ 20.53 09/2001
08/2011
6.47$ 4.16 2.07%
11Y -0.85 09/2011
08/2022
0.91$ 2.10 1.25$ 6.76 2.05$ 14.39 4.38$ 18.35 09/2000
08/2011
6.37$ 2.10 1.75%
12Y 0.26 09/2011
08/2023
1.03$ 4.11 1.62$ 7.64 2.41$ 13.40 4.52$ 17.51 09/1999
08/2011
6.93$ 1.34 0.00%
13Y 2.43 10/2010
09/2023
1.36$ 4.84 1.84$ 8.27 2.81$ 12.68 4.71$ 15.44 09/1998
08/2011
6.46$ 2.63 0.00%
14Y 3.71 12/2009
11/2023
1.66$ 5.61 2.14$ 8.29 3.04$ 11.27 4.45$ 13.62 09/1998
08/2012
5.97$ 4.14 0.00%
15Y 3.98 03/2008
02/2023
1.79$ 6.40 2.53$ 8.88 3.58$ 10.51 4.47$ 12.13 12/1997
11/2012
5.57$ 5.02 0.00%
16Y 4.45 03/2008
02/2024
2.00$ 6.75 2.84$ 8.84 3.87$ 9.66 4.37$ 10.27 08/2004
07/2020
4.77$ 4.45 0.00%
17Y 6.45 05/2006
04/2023
2.89$ 7.49 3.41$ 8.60 4.06$ 9.20 4.46$ 10.27 08/2003
07/2020
5.27$ 6.48 0.00%
18Y 6.20 02/1996
01/2014
2.95$ 6.91 3.33$ 8.33 4.22$ 9.14 4.83$ 10.61 08/2002
07/2020
6.13$ 7.12 0.00%
19Y 5.41 08/1996
07/2015
2.72$ 6.19 3.12$ 7.87 4.21$ 9.23 5.34$ 10.81 08/2001
07/2020
7.03$ 8.14 0.00%
20Y 4.94 01/1996
12/2015
2.62$ 5.60 2.97$ 7.62 4.34$ 9.40 6.03$ 10.02 08/2000
07/2020
6.75$ 8.20 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -29.32 01/2013
12/2013
0.70$ -11.54 0.88$ 2.13 1.02$ 21.61 1.21$ 47.82 06/2005
05/2006
1.47$ 8.69 45.85%
2Y -18.82 10/2012
09/2014
0.65$ -10.28 0.80$ 3.25 1.06$ 17.11 1.37$ 35.57 11/2008
10/2010
1.83$ -1.11 43.03%
3Y -15.71 12/2012
11/2015
0.59$ -8.93 0.75$ 3.21 1.09$ 15.79 1.55$ 30.88 11/2008
10/2011
2.24$ 0.02 41.54%
4Y -12.92 12/2011
11/2015
0.57$ -8.46 0.70$ 4.91 1.21$ 15.31 1.76$ 25.19 09/2007
08/2011
2.45$ 1.79 36.42%
5Y -10.50 04/1996
03/2001
0.57$ -7.09 0.69$ 4.22 1.22$ 15.84 2.08$ 21.00 11/2005
10/2010
2.59$ 4.67 34.22%
6Y -9.09 04/1995
03/2001
0.56$ -5.50 0.71$ 3.84 1.25$ 14.50 2.25$ 23.52 09/2005
08/2011
3.55$ 3.51 30.45%
7Y -8.11 04/1994
03/2001
0.55$ -3.85 0.75$ 3.24 1.25$ 15.17 2.68$ 20.23 09/2004
08/2011
3.63$ 3.41 28.88%
8Y -5.46 04/1994
03/2002
0.63$ -2.35 0.82$ 2.99 1.26$ 14.46 2.94$ 18.31 09/2003
08/2011
3.83$ 2.68 26.42%
9Y -4.07 04/1994
03/2003
0.68$ -1.28 0.89$ 3.66 1.38$ 13.44 3.11$ 18.22 09/2002
08/2011
4.50$ 2.55 28.85%
10Y -3.34 10/2012
09/2022
0.71$ -1.03 0.90$ 4.16 1.50$ 12.58 3.27$ 17.65 09/2001
08/2011
5.07$ 1.35 19.09%
11Y -3.22 09/2011
08/2022
0.69$ -0.20 0.97$ 4.81 1.67$ 11.63 3.35$ 15.56 02/2001
01/2012
4.90$ -0.51 15.28%
12Y -2.25 09/2011
08/2023
0.76$ 1.60 1.20$ 5.56 1.91$ 10.66 3.37$ 14.59 09/1999
08/2011
5.12$ -1.21 8.29%
13Y -0.23 10/2010
09/2023
0.97$ 2.44 1.36$ 5.99 2.12$ 10.15 3.51$ 12.59 09/1998
08/2011
4.67$ 0.03 0.49%
14Y 1.15 12/2009
11/2023
1.17$ 3.10 1.53$ 6.26 2.34$ 8.79 3.25$ 10.88 09/1998
08/2012
4.24$ 1.54 0.00%
15Y 1.59 03/2008
02/2023
1.26$ 3.94 1.78$ 6.71 2.64$ 8.07 3.20$ 9.49 12/1997
11/2012
3.89$ 2.42 0.00%
16Y 2.02 03/2008
02/2024
1.37$ 4.20 1.93$ 6.50 2.73$ 7.35 3.10$ 8.14 08/2004
07/2020
3.49$ 2.02 0.00%
17Y 3.90 05/2006
04/2023
1.91$ 4.96 2.27$ 6.11 2.74$ 6.93 3.12$ 8.08 08/2003
07/2020
3.74$ 3.90 0.00%
18Y 3.75 02/1996
01/2014
1.94$ 4.50 2.20$ 5.84 2.77$ 6.88 3.31$ 8.41 08/2002
07/2020
4.27$ 4.53 0.00%
19Y 3.13 08/1996
07/2015
1.79$ 3.74 2.00$ 5.46 2.74$ 6.87 3.53$ 8.64 08/2001
07/2020
4.82$ 5.47 0.00%
20Y 2.68 01/1996
12/2015
1.69$ 3.37 1.94$ 5.27 2.79$ 7.01 3.87$ 7.83 08/2000
07/2020
4.51$ 5.50 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -37.71 04/1981
03/1982
0.62$ -11.57 0.88$ 4.48 1.04$ 29.46 1.29$ 179.42 02/1979
01/1980
2.79$ 11.64 40.98%
2Y -30.30 07/1980
06/1982
0.48$ -9.76 0.81$ 4.16 1.08$ 22.70 1.50$ 92.76 02/1978
01/1980
3.71$ 3.17 39.47%
3Y -15.32 11/1980
10/1983
0.60$ -6.79 0.80$ 3.31 1.10$ 19.67 1.71$ 70.26 02/1977
01/1980
4.93$ 5.54 36.21%
4Y -15.26 10/1980
09/1984
0.51$ -6.19 0.77$ 4.34 1.18$ 18.77 1.98$ 56.96 09/1976
08/1980
6.06$ 6.41 31.26%
5Y -14.69 03/1980
02/1985
0.45$ -4.90 0.77$ 4.63 1.25$ 19.14 2.40$ 36.39 10/1975
09/1980
4.72$ 8.97 32.45%
6Y -10.02 07/1980
06/1986
0.53$ -3.46 0.80$ 3.83 1.25$ 18.96 2.83$ 30.45 02/1974
01/1980
4.92$ 7.30 34.77%
7Y -6.75 02/1980
01/1987
0.61$ -2.62 0.83$ 3.37 1.26$ 17.59 3.10$ 38.74 02/1973
01/1980
9.89$ 6.99 34.81%
8Y -6.28 10/1980
09/1988
0.59$ -2.25 0.83$ 3.29 1.29$ 15.78 3.22$ 38.89 02/1972
01/1980
13.84$ 6.15 33.90%
9Y -6.43 10/1980
09/1989
0.54$ -2.19 0.81$ 3.04 1.30$ 13.86 3.21$ 33.58 01/1972
12/1980
13.54$ 5.72 29.29%
10Y -5.99 07/1980
06/1990
0.53$ -2.24 0.79$ 3.46 1.40$ 13.03 3.40$ 24.75 01/1972
12/1981
9.12$ 4.16 26.23%
11Y -5.57 10/1980
09/1991
0.53$ -2.01 0.79$ 4.46 1.61$ 12.54 3.66$ 23.93 02/1972
01/1983
10.59$ 2.10 24.85%
12Y -5.25 10/1980
09/1992
0.52$ -1.45 0.83$ 5.21 1.83$ 11.39 3.64$ 19.85 01/1972
12/1983
8.78$ 1.34 23.60%
13Y -5.10 02/1980
01/1993
0.50$ -0.97 0.88$ 5.60 2.03$ 10.86 3.82$ 16.25 01/1972
12/1984
7.07$ 2.63 26.75%
14Y -4.06 12/1987
11/2001
0.55$ -1.44 0.81$ 5.79 2.19$ 10.72 4.16$ 15.48 01/1972
12/1985
7.50$ 4.14 25.05%
15Y -3.63 02/1980
01/1995
0.57$ -1.47 0.80$ 5.80 2.33$ 9.91 4.12$ 15.89 05/1972
04/1987
9.13$ 5.02 23.71%
16Y -3.47 10/1980
09/1996
0.56$ -1.28 0.81$ 6.07 2.56$ 9.33 4.16$ 16.24 01/1972
12/1987
11.11$ 4.45 24.60%
17Y -4.24 12/1980
11/1997
0.47$ -0.79 0.87$ 6.08 2.72$ 8.96 4.30$ 14.10 01/1972
12/1988
9.42$ 6.48 22.70%
18Y -4.54 09/1980
08/1998
0.43$ -0.46 0.92$ 6.18 2.94$ 8.65 4.45$ 13.09 01/1972
12/1989
9.15$ 7.12 17.27%
19Y -4.72 07/1980
06/1999
0.39$ -0.09 0.98$ 5.72 2.87$ 8.42 4.64$ 12.17 01/1972
12/1990
8.86$ 8.14 15.04%
20Y -4.36 10/1980
09/2000
0.41$ 0.17 1.03$ 5.49 2.91$ 8.31 4.94$ 11.03 01/1972
12/1991
8.10$ 8.20 13.44%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -42.05 10/1980
09/1981
0.57$ -13.69 0.86$ 0.90 1.00$ 24.79 1.24$ 145.39 02/1979
01/1980
2.45$ 8.69 47.48%
2Y -35.72 07/1980
06/1982
0.41$ -12.79 0.76$ 0.98 1.01$ 19.30 1.42$ 75.99 04/1972
03/1974
3.09$ -1.11 47.93%
3Y -20.23 10/1980
09/1983
0.50$ -9.87 0.73$ -0.14 0.99$ 15.72 1.54$ 54.87 02/1977
01/1980
3.71$ 0.02 50.76%
4Y -19.83 10/1980
09/1984
0.41$ -8.59 0.69$ 0.70 1.02$ 14.53 1.72$ 42.99 09/1976
08/1980
4.18$ 1.79 46.63%
5Y -19.61 03/1980
02/1985
0.33$ -7.18 0.68$ 1.13 1.05$ 14.59 1.97$ 25.16 10/1975
09/1980
3.07$ 4.67 47.97%
6Y -14.86 02/1980
01/1986
0.38$ -6.09 0.68$ 0.75 1.04$ 13.42 2.12$ 23.52 09/2005
08/2011
3.55$ 3.51 47.93%
7Y -11.37 02/1980
01/1987
0.42$ -5.42 0.67$ 0.37 1.02$ 13.43 2.41$ 27.30 02/1973
01/1980
5.41$ 3.41 49.17%
8Y -10.34 10/1980
09/1988
0.41$ -5.23 0.65$ 0.66 1.05$ 11.89 2.45$ 28.24 02/1972
01/1980
7.31$ 2.68 46.33%
9Y -10.47 10/1980
09/1989
0.36$ -5.37 0.60$ 0.40 1.03$ 10.41 2.43$ 23.00 01/1972
12/1980
6.44$ 2.55 47.98%
10Y -10.17 07/1980
06/1990
0.34$ -5.51 0.56$ 0.65 1.06$ 9.09 2.38$ 17.65 09/2001
08/2011
5.07$ 1.35 46.94%
11Y -9.72 02/1980
01/1991
0.32$ -5.26 0.55$ 0.59 1.06$ 8.57 2.46$ 15.56 02/2001
01/2012
4.90$ -0.51 47.07%
12Y -9.40 02/1980
01/1992
0.30$ -4.54 0.57$ 1.36 1.17$ 7.99 2.51$ 14.59 09/1999
08/2011
5.12$ -1.21 43.48%
13Y -9.42 02/1980
01/1993
0.27$ -4.27 0.56$ 1.62 1.23$ 7.47 2.55$ 12.59 09/1998
08/2011
4.67$ 0.03 38.00%
14Y -8.06 02/1980
01/1994
0.30$ -4.69 0.51$ 1.97 1.31$ 7.45 2.73$ 10.88 09/1998
08/2012
4.24$ 1.54 39.00%
15Y -7.76 02/1980
01/1995
0.29$ -4.77 0.48$ 1.90 1.32$ 7.27 2.86$ 9.49 12/1997
11/2012
3.89$ 2.42 40.27%
16Y -7.20 10/1980
09/1996
0.30$ -4.33 0.49$ 1.80 1.33$ 6.74 2.84$ 8.97 01/1972
12/1987
3.95$ 2.02 39.08%
17Y -7.76 12/1980
11/1997
0.25$ -3.97 0.50$ 1.92 1.38$ 6.41 2.87$ 8.08 08/2003
07/2020
3.74$ 3.90 39.95%
18Y -8.06 09/1980
08/1998
0.22$ -3.57 0.51$ 1.53 1.31$ 5.98 2.84$ 8.41 08/2002
07/2020
4.27$ 4.53 38.93%
19Y -8.16 07/1980
06/1999
0.19$ -3.52 0.50$ 1.62 1.35$ 5.74 2.88$ 8.64 08/2001
07/2020
4.82$ 5.47 39.35%
20Y -7.77 10/1980
09/2000
0.19$ -3.14 0.52$ 1.53 1.35$ 5.51 2.92$ 7.83 08/2000
07/2020
4.51$ 5.50 40.05%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

Annualized Rolling Returns - 1 Year (12 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.48% +179.42%
Feb 1979 - Jan 1980
-37.71%
Apr 1981 - Mar 1982
40.98%
252 out of 615
US Inflation Adjusted +0.90% +145.39%
Feb 1979 - Jan 1980
-42.05%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1981
47.48%
292 out of 615
1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 2 Years (24 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.16% +92.76%
Feb 1978 - Jan 1980
-30.30%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1982
39.47%
238 out of 603
US Inflation Adjusted +0.98% +75.99%
Apr 1972 - Mar 1974
-35.72%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1982
47.93%
289 out of 603
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 3 Years (36 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +3.31% +70.26%
Feb 1977 - Jan 1980
-15.32%
Nov 1980 - Oct 1983
36.21%
214 out of 591
US Inflation Adjusted -0.14% +54.87%
Feb 1977 - Jan 1980
-20.23%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1983
50.76%
300 out of 591
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 4 Years (48 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.34% +56.96%
Sep 1976 - Aug 1980
-15.26%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1984
31.26%
181 out of 579
US Inflation Adjusted +0.70% +42.99%
Sep 1976 - Aug 1980
-19.83%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1984
46.63%
270 out of 579
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 5 Years (60 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.63% +36.39%
Oct 1975 - Sep 1980
-14.69%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1985
32.45%
184 out of 567
US Inflation Adjusted +1.13% +25.16%
Oct 1975 - Sep 1980
-19.61%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1985
47.97%
272 out of 567
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 6 Years (72 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +3.83% +30.45%
Feb 1974 - Jan 1980
-10.02%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1986
34.77%
193 out of 555
US Inflation Adjusted +0.75% +23.52%
Sep 2005 - Aug 2011
-14.86%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1986
47.93%
266 out of 555
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 7 Years (84 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +3.37% +38.74%
Feb 1973 - Jan 1980
-6.75%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1987
34.81%
189 out of 543
US Inflation Adjusted +0.37% +27.30%
Feb 1973 - Jan 1980
-11.37%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1987
49.17%
267 out of 543
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 8 Years (96 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +3.29% +38.89%
Feb 1972 - Jan 1980
-6.28%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1988
33.90%
180 out of 531
US Inflation Adjusted +0.66% +28.24%
Feb 1972 - Jan 1980
-10.34%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1988
46.33%
246 out of 531
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 9 Years (108 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +3.04% +33.58%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1980
-6.43%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1989
29.29%
152 out of 519
US Inflation Adjusted +0.40% +23.00%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1980
-10.47%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1989
47.98%
249 out of 519
9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 10 Years (120 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +3.46% +24.75%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1981
-5.99%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1990
26.23%
133 out of 507
US Inflation Adjusted +0.65% +17.65%
Sep 2001 - Aug 2011
-10.17%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1990
46.94%
238 out of 507
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.46% +23.93%
Feb 1972 - Jan 1983
-5.57%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1991
24.85%
123 out of 495
US Inflation Adjusted +0.59% +15.56%
Feb 2001 - Jan 2012
-9.72%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1991
47.07%
233 out of 495
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.21% +19.85%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1983
-5.25%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1992
23.60%
114 out of 483
US Inflation Adjusted +1.36% +14.59%
Sep 1999 - Aug 2011
-9.40%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1992
43.48%
210 out of 483
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.60% +16.25%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1984
-5.10%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1993
26.75%
126 out of 471
US Inflation Adjusted +1.62% +12.59%
Sep 1998 - Aug 2011
-9.42%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1993
38.00%
179 out of 471
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.79% +15.48%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1985
-4.06%
Dec 1987 - Nov 2001
25.05%
115 out of 459
US Inflation Adjusted +1.97% +10.88%
Sep 1998 - Aug 2012
-8.06%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1994
39.00%
179 out of 459
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 15 Years (180 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.80% +15.89%
May 1972 - Apr 1987
-3.63%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1995
23.71%
106 out of 447
US Inflation Adjusted +1.90% +9.49%
Dec 1997 - Nov 2012
-7.76%
Feb 1980 - Jan 1995
40.27%
180 out of 447
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 16 Years (192 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.07% +16.24%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1987
-3.47%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1996
24.60%
107 out of 435
US Inflation Adjusted +1.80% +8.97%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1987
-7.20%
Oct 1980 - Sep 1996
39.08%
170 out of 435
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 17 Years (204 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.08% +14.10%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1988
-4.24%
Dec 1980 - Nov 1997
22.70%
96 out of 423
US Inflation Adjusted +1.92% +8.08%
Aug 2003 - Jul 2020
-7.76%
Dec 1980 - Nov 1997
39.95%
169 out of 423
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 18 Years (216 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.18% +13.09%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1989
-4.54%
Sep 1980 - Aug 1998
17.27%
71 out of 411
US Inflation Adjusted +1.53% +8.41%
Aug 2002 - Jul 2020
-8.06%
Sep 1980 - Aug 1998
38.93%
160 out of 411
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 19 Years (228 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.72% +12.17%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1990
-4.72%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1999
15.04%
60 out of 399
US Inflation Adjusted +1.62% +8.64%
Aug 2001 - Jul 2020
-8.16%
Jul 1980 - Jun 1999
39.35%
157 out of 399
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 20 Years (240 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.49% +11.03%
Jan 1972 - Dec 1991
-4.36%
Oct 1980 - Sep 2000
13.44%
52 out of 387
US Inflation Adjusted +1.53% +7.83%
Aug 2000 - Jul 2020
-7.77%
Oct 1980 - Sep 2000
40.05%
155 out of 387
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