iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ): Rolling Returns

Data Source: from January 1985 to January 2024 (~39 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 January 2024

Holding the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) ETF, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all the available data source (~39 years), the longest period with a negative return lasted 374 months (from February 1989 to March 2020).

This means that every rolling period of 375 months or above has always granted a positive return.

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) 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 MSCI JAPAN ETF (EWJ) ETF
Previous vs Next Returns - 10 Years annualized
Updated to January 2024

The annualized return of the last 10 years has been 5.53% (updated at Jan 31, 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 MSCI JAPAN ETF (EWJ) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 1994 - 31 January 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 31 January 2024 (~39 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 -40.40 03/2008
02/2009
0.59$ -17.60 0.82$ 2.79 1.02$ 22.45 1.22$ 75.03 10/1998
09/1999
1.75$ 15.25 43.27%
2Y -29.00 02/2000
01/2002
0.50$ -11.71 0.77$ 2.77 1.05$ 16.05 1.34$ 35.98 09/1998
08/2000
1.84$ 3.34 40.65%
3Y -24.82 04/2000
03/2003
0.42$ -8.28 0.77$ 3.73 1.11$ 9.81 1.32$ 32.55 05/2003
04/2006
2.32$ 1.40 33.23%
4Y -14.70 09/1994
08/1998
0.52$ -6.86 0.75$ 3.29 1.13$ 8.65 1.39$ 23.03 04/2003
03/2007
2.29$ 5.18 37.38%
5Y -9.10 08/1997
07/2002
0.62$ -5.32 0.76$ 2.71 1.14$ 8.58 1.50$ 16.28 05/2003
04/2008
2.12$ 5.86 37.87%
6Y -9.25 06/1997
05/2003
0.55$ -3.39 0.81$ 2.89 1.18$ 7.07 1.50$ 10.69 03/2009
02/2015
1.83$ 2.57 31.14%
7Y -9.30 05/1996
04/2003
0.50$ -2.68 0.82$ 2.73 1.20$ 6.58 1.56$ 8.74 11/2012
10/2019
1.79$ 5.64 29.60%
8Y -8.17 11/1994
10/2002
0.50$ -2.12 0.84$ 2.23 1.19$ 6.56 1.66$ 8.84 03/2009
02/2017
1.96$ 6.43 33.21%
9Y -7.99 05/1994
04/2003
0.47$ -1.24 0.89$ 2.74 1.27$ 5.84 1.66$ 10.11 03/2009
02/2018
2.37$ 5.85 26.09%
10Y -3.73 01/2000
12/2009
0.68$ -0.97 0.90$ 2.58 1.28$ 5.61 1.72$ 8.06 10/2011
09/2021
2.17$ 5.53 20.75%
11Y -2.94 07/1994
06/2005
0.72$ -0.67 0.92$ 2.13 1.26$ 5.90 1.87$ 7.34 07/2010
06/2021
2.18$ 6.36 18.34%
12Y -3.38 01/2000
12/2011
0.66$ -0.15 0.98$ 2.25 1.30$ 5.19 1.83$ 8.92 03/2009
02/2021
2.78$ 6.37 16.13%
13Y -2.97 03/1996
02/2009
0.67$ -0.66 0.91$ 1.84 1.26$ 4.70 1.81$ 7.71 03/2009
02/2022
2.62$ 4.94 19.51%
14Y -2.72 11/1994
10/2008
0.67$ -0.65 0.91$ 2.10 1.33$ 4.61 1.87$ 6.40 05/2003
04/2017
2.38$ 5.47 25.91%
15Y -3.71 03/1994
02/2009
0.56$ -0.75 0.89$ 1.98 1.34$ 4.02 1.80$ 7.16 05/2003
04/2018
2.82$ 6.29 25.41%
16Y -2.28 07/1994
06/2010
0.69$ -0.57 0.91$ 1.89 1.34$ 4.55 2.03$ 6.23 02/2002
01/2018
2.63$ 3.28 23.67%
17Y -1.74 11/1994
10/2011
0.74$ -0.20 0.96$ 1.95 1.38$ 4.50 2.11$ 5.88 02/2003
01/2020
2.64$ 2.43 16.56%
18Y -1.82 06/1994
05/2012
0.71$ 0.50 1.09$ 2.24 1.48$ 4.32 2.13$ 6.90 04/2003
03/2021
3.32$ 2.45 9.66%
19Y -0.90 03/1994
02/2013
0.84$ 0.57 1.11$ 2.23 1.52$ 4.59 2.34$ 6.18 11/2002
10/2021
3.12$ 3.87 7.52%
20Y -0.41 05/1994
04/2014
0.92$ 0.56 1.11$ 1.93 1.46$ 4.52 2.41$ 5.59 05/2003
04/2023
2.96$ 4.17 6.61%
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 -40.41 03/2008
02/2009
0.59$ -20.61 0.79$ 0.70 1.00$ 18.72 1.18$ 70.54 10/1998
09/1999
1.70$ 11.78 48.14%
2Y -30.70 02/2000
01/2002
0.48$ -13.90 0.74$ 1.01 1.02$ 13.40 1.28$ 32.27 09/1998
08/2000
1.74$ -1.32 47.48%
3Y -26.62 04/2000
03/2003
0.39$ -10.37 0.72$ 1.64 1.05$ 7.69 1.24$ 28.58 05/2003
04/2006
2.12$ -4.03 42.46%
4Y -16.65 09/1994
08/1998
0.48$ -8.97 0.68$ 0.35 1.01$ 6.59 1.29$ 19.69 04/2003
03/2007
2.05$ 0.58 47.92%
5Y -11.18 08/1997
07/2002
0.55$ -7.48 0.67$ -0.13 0.99$ 6.42 1.36$ 12.83 11/2002
10/2007
1.82$ 1.63 50.50%
6Y -11.26 06/1997
05/2003
0.48$ -5.36 0.71$ -0.10 0.99$ 4.69 1.31$ 8.98 06/2012
05/2018
1.67$ -1.10 50.17%
7Y -11.35 05/1996
04/2003
0.43$ -4.94 0.70$ 0.13 1.00$ 4.77 1.38$ 7.12 11/2012
10/2019
1.61$ 2.08 47.65%
8Y -10.35 11/1994
10/2002
0.41$ -4.37 0.69$ -0.10 0.99$ 4.59 1.43$ 7.10 12/2012
11/2020
1.73$ 2.97 50.19%
9Y -10.20 05/1994
04/2003
0.37$ -3.49 0.72$ 0.39 1.03$ 3.86 1.40$ 8.17 03/2009
02/2018
2.02$ 2.64 47.43%
10Y -6.14 01/2000
12/2009
0.53$ -3.12 0.72$ 0.34 1.03$ 3.55 1.41$ 6.09 03/2009
02/2019
1.80$ 2.67 46.89%
11Y -5.29 07/1994
06/2005
0.54$ -3.07 0.70$ 0.06 1.00$ 3.52 1.46$ 5.25 03/2009
02/2020
1.75$ 3.59 49.34%
12Y -5.75 01/2000
12/2011
0.49$ -2.60 0.72$ 0.15 1.01$ 2.82 1.39$ 6.99 03/2009
02/2021
2.25$ 3.69 47.00%
13Y -5.31 03/1996
02/2009
0.49$ -2.94 0.67$ -0.19 0.97$ 2.39 1.35$ 5.32 03/2009
02/2022
1.96$ 2.26 50.73%
14Y -5.28 11/1994
10/2008
0.46$ -3.04 0.64$ 0.01 1.00$ 2.37 1.38$ 4.24 05/2003
04/2017
1.78$ 2.84 49.74%
15Y -6.07 03/1994
02/2009
0.39$ -3.10 0.62$ -0.25 0.96$ 1.89 1.32$ 4.96 05/2003
04/2018
2.06$ 3.63 54.14%
16Y -4.60 07/1994
06/2010
0.47$ -2.85 0.62$ -0.41 0.93$ 2.45 1.47$ 4.03 05/2003
04/2019
1.88$ 0.87 57.40%
17Y -4.12 11/1994
10/2011
0.48$ -2.36 0.66$ -0.28 0.95$ 2.40 1.49$ 3.72 02/2003
01/2020
1.86$ -0.07 55.41%
18Y -4.19 06/1994
05/2012
0.46$ -1.75 0.72$ 0.06 1.01$ 2.15 1.46$ 4.75 04/2003
03/2021
2.30$ -0.02 49.66%
19Y -3.29 03/1994
02/2013
0.52$ -1.57 0.74$ 0.09 1.01$ 2.17 1.50$ 3.84 11/2002
10/2021
2.04$ 1.28 48.12%
20Y -2.75 05/1994
04/2014
0.57$ -1.60 0.72$ -0.12 0.97$ 2.06 1.50$ 3.00 02/2002
01/2022
1.80$ 1.56 51.24%
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 -40.40 03/2008
02/2009
0.59$ -16.65 0.83$ 5.02 1.05$ 28.79 1.28$ 76.80 08/1985
07/1986
1.76$ 15.25 40.39%
2Y -29.00 02/2000
01/2002
0.50$ -10.15 0.80$ 2.80 1.05$ 18.52 1.40$ 50.06 09/1985
08/1987
2.25$ 3.34 41.70%
3Y -24.82 04/2000
03/2003
0.42$ -8.04 0.77$ 3.36 1.10$ 11.53 1.38$ 42.38 05/1985
04/1988
2.88$ 1.40 34.10%
4Y -14.70 09/1994
08/1998
0.52$ -6.66 0.75$ 2.93 1.12$ 9.08 1.41$ 36.81 02/1985
01/1989
3.50$ 5.18 38.86%
5Y -11.19 09/1993
08/1998
0.55$ -5.07 0.77$ 1.30 1.06$ 8.78 1.52$ 26.96 02/1985
01/1990
3.29$ 5.86 42.93%
6Y -9.25 06/1997
05/2003
0.55$ -3.54 0.80$ 1.68 1.10$ 6.99 1.49$ 20.30 03/1985
02/1991
3.03$ 2.57 34.92%
7Y -9.30 05/1996
04/2003
0.50$ -3.18 0.79$ 2.33 1.17$ 6.58 1.56$ 15.58 02/1985
01/1992
2.75$ 5.64 34.72%
8Y -8.17 11/1994
10/2002
0.50$ -2.77 0.79$ 1.67 1.14$ 6.75 1.68$ 12.88 08/1985
07/1993
2.63$ 6.43 38.24%
9Y -7.99 05/1994
04/2003
0.47$ -2.30 0.81$ 1.84 1.17$ 5.83 1.66$ 13.29 03/1985
02/1994
3.07$ 5.85 34.25%
10Y -6.04 05/1993
04/2003
0.53$ -2.41 0.78$ 1.91 1.20$ 5.59 1.72$ 11.15 01/1985
12/1994
2.87$ 5.53 33.14%
11Y -5.66 11/1991
10/2002
0.52$ -1.99 0.80$ 1.60 1.19$ 5.67 1.83$ 9.27 05/1985
04/1996
2.65$ 6.36 33.73%
12Y -5.96 05/1991
04/2003
0.47$ -2.11 0.77$ 1.43 1.18$ 4.96 1.78$ 8.92 03/2009
02/2021
2.78$ 6.37 28.53%
13Y -5.73 02/1989
01/2002
0.46$ -1.78 0.79$ 1.46 1.20$ 4.44 1.75$ 7.71 03/2009
02/2022
2.62$ 4.94 28.98%
14Y -5.89 05/1989
04/2003
0.42$ -1.54 0.80$ 1.39 1.21$ 4.61 1.87$ 7.05 01/1986
12/1999
2.59$ 5.47 34.44%
15Y -4.99 05/1988
04/2003
0.46$ -1.62 0.78$ 1.18 1.19$ 3.95 1.78$ 8.46 01/1985
12/1999
3.38$ 6.29 34.14%
16Y -3.19 05/1987
04/2003
0.59$ -1.29 0.81$ 1.02 1.17$ 4.20 1.93$ 6.23 02/2002
01/2018
2.63$ 3.28 34.53%
17Y -2.30 03/1992
02/2009
0.67$ -0.70 0.88$ 0.84 1.15$ 3.93 1.92$ 5.88 02/2003
01/2020
2.64$ 2.43 30.83%
18Y -3.03 03/1991
02/2009
0.57$ -0.47 0.91$ 1.24 1.24$ 3.36 1.81$ 6.90 04/2003
03/2021
3.32$ 2.45 25.20%
19Y -2.93 03/1990
02/2009
0.56$ -0.82 0.85$ 1.16 1.24$ 3.75 2.01$ 6.18 11/2002
10/2021
3.12$ 3.87 23.97%
20Y -3.39 03/1989
02/2009
0.50$ -0.46 0.91$ 1.33 1.30$ 4.06 2.21$ 5.59 05/2003
04/2023
2.96$ 4.17 25.22%
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 -40.41 03/2008
02/2009
0.59$ -19.98 0.80$ 2.50 1.02$ 25.22 1.25$ 73.89 08/1985
07/1986
1.73$ 11.78 44.76%
2Y -30.70 02/2000
01/2002
0.48$ -13.36 0.75$ 0.74 1.01$ 15.12 1.32$ 46.17 05/1985
04/1987
2.13$ -1.32 47.76%
3Y -26.62 04/2000
03/2003
0.39$ -10.37 0.72$ 0.80 1.02$ 9.21 1.30$ 38.13 05/1985
04/1988
2.63$ -4.03 46.08%
4Y -17.67 02/1989
01/1993
0.45$ -8.96 0.68$ -0.21 0.99$ 6.92 1.30$ 32.20 02/1985
01/1989
3.05$ 0.58 50.95%
5Y -13.31 09/1993
08/1998
0.48$ -7.48 0.67$ -1.47 0.92$ 6.43 1.36$ 22.29 02/1985
01/1990
2.73$ 1.63 55.61%
6Y -11.26 06/1997
05/2003
0.48$ -6.14 0.68$ -1.19 0.93$ 4.53 1.30$ 15.63 03/1985
02/1991
2.39$ -1.10 58.79%
7Y -11.35 05/1996
04/2003
0.43$ -6.00 0.64$ -0.32 0.97$ 4.57 1.36$ 11.23 02/1985
01/1992
2.10$ 2.08 52.07%
8Y -10.35 11/1994
10/2002
0.41$ -5.19 0.65$ -0.86 0.93$ 4.47 1.41$ 8.80 08/1985
07/1993
1.96$ 2.97 54.28%
9Y -10.70 10/1989
09/1998
0.36$ -4.64 0.65$ -0.85 0.92$ 3.67 1.38$ 9.31 03/1985
02/1994
2.22$ 2.64 57.46%
10Y -8.50 09/1988
08/1998
0.41$ -4.90 0.60$ -0.60 0.94$ 3.39 1.39$ 7.30 01/1985
12/1994
2.02$ 2.67 57.14%
11Y -8.01 11/1991
10/2002
0.39$ -4.58 0.59$ -0.76 0.91$ 3.43 1.44$ 5.58 05/1985
04/1996
1.81$ 3.59 60.65%
12Y -8.32 05/1991
04/2003
0.35$ -4.64 0.56$ -0.85 0.90$ 2.37 1.32$ 6.99 03/2009
02/2021
2.25$ 3.69 60.12%
13Y -8.46 02/1989
01/2002
0.31$ -4.22 0.57$ -0.87 0.89$ 2.17 1.32$ 5.32 03/2009
02/2022
1.96$ 2.26 59.87%
14Y -8.53 05/1989
04/2003
0.28$ -4.14 0.55$ -1.13 0.85$ 2.19 1.35$ 4.24 05/2003
04/2017
1.78$ 2.84 58.28%
15Y -7.78 05/1988
04/2003
0.29$ -4.37 0.51$ -1.25 0.82$ 1.68 1.28$ 5.12 01/1985
12/1999
2.11$ 3.63 63.79%
16Y -6.09 05/1987
04/2003
0.36$ -3.85 0.53$ -1.47 0.78$ 1.96 1.36$ 4.03 05/2003
04/2019
1.88$ 0.87 70.86%
17Y -4.73 03/1992
02/2009
0.43$ -3.40 0.55$ -1.64 0.75$ 1.70 1.33$ 3.72 02/2003
01/2020
1.86$ -0.07 71.43%
18Y -5.45 03/1991
02/2009
0.36$ -3.15 0.56$ -1.25 0.79$ 0.93 1.18$ 4.75 04/2003
03/2021
2.30$ -0.02 70.87%
19Y -5.49 03/1990
02/2009
0.34$ -3.28 0.53$ -1.23 0.79$ 1.21 1.25$ 3.84 11/2002
10/2021
2.04$ 1.28 66.12%
20Y -6.06 03/1989
02/2009
0.28$ -3.03 0.54$ -0.97 0.82$ 1.45 1.33$ 3.00 02/2002
01/2022
1.80$ 1.56 66.52%
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 +5.02% +76.80%
Aug 1985 - Jul 1986
-40.40%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
40.39%
185 out of 458
US Inflation Adjusted +2.50% +73.89%
Aug 1985 - Jul 1986
-40.41%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
44.76%
205 out of 458
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 +2.80% +50.06%
Sep 1985 - Aug 1987
-29.00%
Feb 2000 - Jan 2002
41.70%
186 out of 446
US Inflation Adjusted +0.74% +46.17%
May 1985 - Apr 1987
-30.70%
Feb 2000 - Jan 2002
47.76%
213 out of 446
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 +3.36% +42.38%
May 1985 - Apr 1988
-24.82%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
34.10%
148 out of 434
US Inflation Adjusted +0.80% +38.13%
May 1985 - Apr 1988
-26.62%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
46.08%
200 out of 434
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 +2.93% +36.81%
Feb 1985 - Jan 1989
-14.70%
Sep 1994 - Aug 1998
38.86%
164 out of 422
US Inflation Adjusted -0.21% +32.20%
Feb 1985 - Jan 1989
-17.67%
Feb 1989 - Jan 1993
50.95%
215 out of 422
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 +1.30% +26.96%
Feb 1985 - Jan 1990
-11.19%
Sep 1993 - Aug 1998
42.93%
176 out of 410
US Inflation Adjusted -1.47% +22.29%
Feb 1985 - Jan 1990
-13.31%
Sep 1993 - Aug 1998
55.61%
228 out of 410
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 +1.68% +20.30%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1991
-9.25%
Jun 1997 - May 2003
34.92%
139 out of 398
US Inflation Adjusted -1.19% +15.63%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1991
-11.26%
Jun 1997 - May 2003
58.79%
234 out of 398
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 +2.33% +15.58%
Feb 1985 - Jan 1992
-9.30%
May 1996 - Apr 2003
34.72%
134 out of 386
US Inflation Adjusted -0.32% +11.23%
Feb 1985 - Jan 1992
-11.35%
May 1996 - Apr 2003
52.07%
201 out of 386
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 +1.67% +12.88%
Aug 1985 - Jul 1993
-8.17%
Nov 1994 - Oct 2002
38.24%
143 out of 374
US Inflation Adjusted -0.86% +8.80%
Aug 1985 - Jul 1993
-10.35%
Nov 1994 - Oct 2002
54.28%
203 out of 374
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 +1.84% +13.29%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1994
-7.99%
May 1994 - Apr 2003
34.25%
124 out of 362
US Inflation Adjusted -0.85% +9.31%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1994
-10.70%
Oct 1989 - Sep 1998
57.46%
208 out of 362
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 +1.91% +11.15%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1994
-6.04%
May 1993 - Apr 2003
33.14%
116 out of 350
US Inflation Adjusted -0.60% +7.30%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1994
-8.50%
Sep 1988 - Aug 1998
57.14%
200 out of 350
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.60% +9.27%
May 1985 - Apr 1996
-5.66%
Nov 1991 - Oct 2002
33.73%
114 out of 338
US Inflation Adjusted -0.76% +5.58%
May 1985 - Apr 1996
-8.01%
Nov 1991 - Oct 2002
60.65%
205 out of 338
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.43% +8.92%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2021
-5.96%
May 1991 - Apr 2003
28.53%
93 out of 326
US Inflation Adjusted -0.85% +6.99%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2021
-8.32%
May 1991 - Apr 2003
60.12%
196 out of 326
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.46% +7.71%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2022
-5.73%
Feb 1989 - Jan 2002
28.98%
91 out of 314
US Inflation Adjusted -0.87% +5.32%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2022
-8.46%
Feb 1989 - Jan 2002
59.87%
188 out of 314
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.39% +7.05%
Jan 1986 - Dec 1999
-5.89%
May 1989 - Apr 2003
34.44%
104 out of 302
US Inflation Adjusted -1.13% +4.24%
May 2003 - Apr 2017
-8.53%
May 1989 - Apr 2003
58.28%
176 out of 302
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 15 Years (180 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.18% +8.46%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
-4.99%
May 1988 - Apr 2003
34.14%
99 out of 290
US Inflation Adjusted -1.25% +5.12%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
-7.78%
May 1988 - Apr 2003
63.79%
185 out of 290
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 16 Years (192 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.02% +6.23%
Feb 2002 - Jan 2018
-3.19%
May 1987 - Apr 2003
34.53%
96 out of 278
US Inflation Adjusted -1.47% +4.03%
May 2003 - Apr 2019
-6.09%
May 1987 - Apr 2003
70.86%
197 out of 278
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 17 Years (204 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +0.84% +5.88%
Feb 2003 - Jan 2020
-2.30%
Mar 1992 - Feb 2009
30.83%
82 out of 266
US Inflation Adjusted -1.64% +3.72%
Feb 2003 - Jan 2020
-4.73%
Mar 1992 - Feb 2009
71.43%
190 out of 266
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 18 Years (216 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.24% +6.90%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2021
-3.03%
Mar 1991 - Feb 2009
25.20%
64 out of 254
US Inflation Adjusted -1.25% +4.75%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2021
-5.45%
Mar 1991 - Feb 2009
70.87%
180 out of 254
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 19 Years (228 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.16% +6.18%
Nov 2002 - Oct 2021
-2.93%
Mar 1990 - Feb 2009
23.97%
58 out of 242
US Inflation Adjusted -1.23% +3.84%
Nov 2002 - Oct 2021
-5.49%
Mar 1990 - Feb 2009
66.12%
160 out of 242
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 20 Years (240 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.33% +5.59%
May 2003 - Apr 2023
-3.39%
Mar 1989 - Feb 2009
25.22%
58 out of 230
US Inflation Adjusted -0.97% +3.00%
Feb 2002 - Jan 2022
-6.06%
Mar 1989 - Feb 2009
66.52%
153 out of 230
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