Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT): Rolling Returns

Data Source: from January 1974 to January 2024 (~50 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 January 2024

Holding the Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT) ETF, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all the available data source (~50 years), the longest period with a negative return lasted 105 months (from February 2015 to October 2023).

This means that every rolling period of 106 months or above has always granted a positive return.

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT) 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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VANGUARD LONG-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCLT) ETF
Previous vs Next Returns - 10 Years annualized
Updated to January 2024

The annualized return of the last 10 years has been 3.34% (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.

VANGUARD LONG-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCLT) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 1994 - 31 January 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1974 - 31 January 2024 (~50 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 -30.82 11/2021
10/2022
0.69$ -2.69 0.97$ 7.06 1.07$ 15.77 1.15$ 35.03 11/2008
10/2009
1.35$ 2.04 20.63%
2Y -16.86 11/2021
10/2023
0.69$ 1.25 1.02$ 6.84 1.14$ 12.32 1.26$ 22.75 11/2008
10/2010
1.50$ -7.17 10.09%
3Y -10.26 11/2020
10/2023
0.72$ 3.11 1.09$ 6.82 1.21$ 10.46 1.34$ 19.66 11/2008
10/2011
1.71$ -6.12 7.08%
4Y -5.95 11/2019
10/2023
0.78$ 3.61 1.15$ 6.89 1.30$ 9.87 1.45$ 18.04 11/2008
10/2012
1.94$ -3.22 3.83%
5Y -1.82 11/2017
10/2022
0.91$ 4.61 1.25$ 6.76 1.38$ 9.17 1.55$ 12.70 11/2008
10/2013
1.81$ 1.64 1.66%
6Y -1.53 11/2017
10/2023
0.91$ 4.69 1.31$ 7.15 1.51$ 8.52 1.63$ 12.84 11/2008
10/2014
2.06$ 0.99 1.38%
7Y -0.49 11/2016
10/2023
0.96$ 5.20 1.42$ 7.16 1.62$ 8.38 1.75$ 10.76 11/2008
10/2015
2.04$ 2.27 0.72%
8Y 0.91 11/2014
10/2022
1.07$ 5.65 1.55$ 7.00 1.71$ 8.15 1.87$ 10.95 11/2008
10/2016
2.29$ 3.37 0.00%
9Y 0.80 11/2014
10/2023
1.07$ 5.89 1.67$ 7.02 1.84$ 8.14 2.02$ 10.39 11/2008
10/2017
2.43$ 1.77 0.00%
10Y 1.35 11/2012
10/2022
1.14$ 5.61 1.72$ 7.24 2.01$ 8.04 2.16$ 9.17 11/1994
10/2004
2.40$ 3.34 0.00%
11Y 1.22 11/2012
10/2023
1.14$ 5.82 1.86$ 7.04 2.11$ 8.09 2.35$ 9.94 11/2008
10/2019
2.83$ 3.08 0.00%
12Y 2.18 11/2011
10/2023
1.29$ 6.01 2.01$ 6.86 2.21$ 8.04 2.52$ 9.80 11/2008
10/2020
3.06$ 3.37 0.00%
13Y 3.02 11/2010
10/2023
1.47$ 5.82 2.08$ 7.04 2.42$ 7.75 2.63$ 9.38 11/2008
10/2021
3.20$ 4.59 0.00%
14Y 3.61 11/2009
10/2023
1.64$ 6.05 2.27$ 7.01 2.58$ 7.59 2.78$ 8.24 06/2000
05/2014
3.02$ 4.89 0.00%
15Y 4.28 11/2007
10/2022
1.87$ 5.91 2.36$ 7.00 2.75$ 7.63 3.01$ 8.40 02/2000
01/2015
3.35$ 5.59 0.00%
16Y 4.00 11/2007
10/2023
1.87$ 5.99 2.53$ 7.06 2.98$ 7.66 3.25$ 8.32 09/1996
08/2012
3.59$ 5.00 0.00%
17Y 3.93 11/2006
10/2023
1.92$ 6.00 2.69$ 7.10 3.20$ 7.66 3.50$ 8.35 11/1994
10/2011
3.90$ 4.97 0.00%
18Y 4.03 11/2005
10/2023
2.03$ 5.66 2.69$ 7.02 3.39$ 7.62 3.74$ 8.62 11/1994
10/2012
4.42$ 4.88 0.00%
19Y 3.99 11/2004
10/2023
2.10$ 5.28 2.65$ 7.04 3.64$ 7.55 3.98$ 8.12 05/1994
04/2013
4.40$ 4.69 0.00%
20Y 4.27 11/2003
10/2023
2.30$ 5.27 2.79$ 7.06 3.91$ 7.72 4.42$ 8.27 02/1995
01/2015
4.90$ 4.94 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 -35.80 11/2021
10/2022
0.64$ -5.24 0.94$ 4.63 1.04$ 13.43 1.13$ 35.33 11/2008
10/2009
1.35$ -1.04 32.38%
2Y -21.17 11/2021
10/2023
0.62$ -1.28 0.97$ 4.94 1.10$ 9.83 1.20$ 22.18 11/2008
10/2010
1.49$ -11.36 19.88%
3Y -15.12 11/2020
10/2023
0.61$ 0.79 1.02$ 4.59 1.14$ 8.19 1.26$ 17.91 11/2008
10/2011
1.63$ -11.15 11.38%
4Y -10.06 11/2019
10/2023
0.65$ 1.10 1.04$ 4.60 1.19$ 7.60 1.34$ 16.12 11/2008
10/2012
1.81$ -7.46 10.22%
5Y -5.46 11/2017
10/2022
0.75$ 2.05 1.10$ 4.50 1.24$ 7.16 1.41$ 11.04 11/2008
10/2013
1.68$ -2.42 9.63%
6Y -5.09 11/2017
10/2023
0.73$ 2.25 1.14$ 5.01 1.34$ 6.25 1.43$ 11.16 11/2008
10/2014
1.88$ -2.62 8.65%
7Y -3.85 11/2016
10/2023
0.75$ 2.77 1.21$ 4.72 1.38$ 6.29 1.53$ 9.32 11/2008
10/2015
1.86$ -1.17 6.86%
8Y -2.18 11/2015
10/2023
0.83$ 3.21 1.28$ 4.75 1.44$ 6.05 1.60$ 9.46 11/2008
10/2016
2.06$ 0.01 6.42%
9Y -2.06 11/2014
10/2023
0.82$ 3.20 1.32$ 4.66 1.50$ 6.00 1.68$ 8.83 11/2008
10/2017
2.14$ -1.32 4.35%
10Y -1.17 11/2012
10/2022
0.88$ 2.99 1.34$ 4.87 1.60$ 5.87 1.76$ 6.91 11/2008
10/2018
1.94$ 0.54 3.32%
11Y -1.35 11/2012
10/2023
0.86$ 3.24 1.42$ 4.79 1.67$ 5.69 1.83$ 8.25 11/2008
10/2019
2.39$ 0.40 2.62%
12Y -0.39 11/2011
10/2023
0.95$ 3.60 1.52$ 4.55 1.70$ 5.71 1.94$ 8.15 11/2008
10/2020
2.55$ 0.76 0.46%
13Y 0.37 11/2010
10/2023
1.04$ 3.59 1.58$ 4.65 1.80$ 5.61 2.03$ 7.37 11/2008
10/2021
2.51$ 1.92 0.00%
14Y 1.04 11/2009
10/2023
1.15$ 3.74 1.67$ 4.63 1.88$ 5.32 2.06$ 6.28 08/2006
07/2020
2.34$ 2.27 0.00%
15Y 1.85 11/2007
10/2022
1.31$ 3.64 1.70$ 4.74 2.00$ 5.26 2.15$ 6.07 02/2000
01/2015
2.41$ 2.96 0.00%
16Y 1.53 11/2007
10/2023
1.27$ 3.83 1.82$ 4.76 2.10$ 5.26 2.27$ 5.78 09/1996
08/2012
2.45$ 2.55 0.00%
17Y 1.39 11/2006
10/2023
1.26$ 3.63 1.83$ 4.79 2.21$ 5.23 2.37$ 5.72 11/1994
10/2011
2.57$ 2.41 0.00%
18Y 1.55 11/2005
10/2023
1.31$ 3.12 1.73$ 4.78 2.31$ 5.26 2.51$ 6.00 11/1994
10/2012
2.85$ 2.35 0.00%
19Y 1.41 11/2004
10/2023
1.30$ 2.71 1.66$ 4.82 2.44$ 5.23 2.63$ 5.57 05/1994
04/2013
2.79$ 2.08 0.00%
20Y 1.65 11/2003
10/2023
1.38$ 2.71 1.70$ 4.79 2.54$ 5.43 2.88$ 5.89 02/1995
01/2015
3.14$ 2.30 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 -30.82 11/2021
10/2022
0.69$ -1.04 0.98$ 8.34 1.08$ 16.58 1.16$ 35.03 11/2008
10/2009
1.35$ 2.04 16.78%
2Y -16.86 11/2021
10/2023
0.69$ 2.53 1.05$ 8.07 1.16$ 13.98 1.29$ 23.63 07/1984
06/1986
1.52$ -7.17 7.09%
3Y -10.26 11/2020
10/2023
0.72$ 3.91 1.12$ 8.36 1.27$ 13.09 1.44$ 19.66 11/2008
10/2011
1.71$ -6.12 4.42%
4Y -5.95 11/2019
10/2023
0.78$ 4.29 1.18$ 7.94 1.35$ 12.29 1.58$ 18.60 10/1981
09/1985
1.97$ -3.22 2.17%
5Y -1.82 11/2017
10/2022
0.91$ 4.93 1.27$ 8.22 1.48$ 11.65 1.73$ 18.42 10/1981
09/1986
2.32$ 1.64 0.92%
6Y -1.53 11/2017
10/2023
0.91$ 5.61 1.38$ 7.98 1.58$ 11.25 1.89$ 16.53 03/1980
02/1986
2.50$ 0.99 0.75%
7Y -0.49 11/2016
10/2023
0.96$ 5.89 1.49$ 8.00 1.71$ 11.40 2.12$ 15.90 03/1980
02/1987
2.80$ 2.27 0.39%
8Y 0.91 11/2014
10/2022
1.07$ 6.24 1.62$ 8.08 1.86$ 11.37 2.36$ 14.70 10/1981
09/1989
2.99$ 3.37 0.00%
9Y 0.80 11/2014
10/2023
1.07$ 6.41 1.74$ 8.21 2.03$ 11.04 2.56$ 13.88 07/1984
06/1993
3.22$ 1.77 0.00%
10Y 1.35 11/2012
10/2022
1.14$ 6.59 1.89$ 8.20 2.19$ 10.95 2.82$ 14.02 10/1981
09/1991
3.71$ 3.34 0.00%
11Y 1.22 11/2012
10/2023
1.14$ 6.57 2.01$ 8.51 2.45$ 10.79 3.08$ 14.25 10/1981
09/1992
4.32$ 3.08 0.00%
12Y 2.18 11/2011
10/2023
1.29$ 6.48 2.12$ 8.66 2.70$ 10.65 3.36$ 14.39 10/1981
09/1993
5.01$ 3.37 0.00%
13Y 3.02 11/2010
10/2023
1.47$ 6.58 2.29$ 8.49 2.88$ 10.93 3.85$ 13.42 03/1980
02/1993
5.13$ 4.59 0.00%
14Y 3.61 11/2009
10/2023
1.64$ 6.67 2.47$ 8.23 3.02$ 10.96 4.28$ 13.09 10/1981
09/1995
5.59$ 4.89 0.00%
15Y 4.28 11/2007
10/2022
1.87$ 6.69 2.64$ 8.19 3.25$ 10.97 4.76$ 12.49 02/1981
01/1996
5.84$ 5.59 0.00%
16Y 4.00 11/2007
10/2023
1.87$ 6.71 2.82$ 8.33 3.59$ 10.54 4.97$ 12.48 10/1981
09/1997
6.56$ 5.00 0.00%
17Y 3.93 11/2006
10/2023
1.92$ 6.80 3.06$ 8.35 3.90$ 10.56 5.50$ 12.58 10/1981
09/1998
7.49$ 4.97 0.00%
18Y 4.03 11/2005
10/2023
2.03$ 6.91 3.32$ 8.29 4.19$ 10.50 6.03$ 12.03 03/1980
02/1998
7.73$ 4.88 0.00%
19Y 3.99 11/2004
10/2023
2.10$ 6.90 3.55$ 8.30 4.55$ 10.51 6.68$ 11.69 03/1980
02/1999
8.17$ 4.69 0.00%
20Y 4.27 11/2003
10/2023
2.30$ 6.95 3.83$ 8.22 4.85$ 10.34 7.16$ 11.39 11/1981
10/2001
8.65$ 4.94 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 -35.80 11/2021
10/2022
0.64$ -5.60 0.94$ 4.48 1.04$ 14.11 1.14$ 35.33 11/2008
10/2009
1.35$ -1.04 32.71%
2Y -21.17 11/2021
10/2023
0.62$ -1.83 0.96$ 4.94 1.10$ 10.74 1.22$ 22.18 11/2008
10/2010
1.49$ -11.36 20.59%
3Y -15.12 11/2020
10/2023
0.61$ 0.04 1.00$ 4.89 1.15$ 9.43 1.31$ 17.91 11/2008
10/2011
1.63$ -11.15 14.84%
4Y -10.06 11/2019
10/2023
0.65$ 0.16 1.00$ 4.87 1.20$ 8.50 1.38$ 16.12 11/2008
10/2012
1.81$ -7.46 13.36%
5Y -6.78 10/1976
09/1981
0.70$ 0.06 1.00$ 5.03 1.27$ 7.97 1.46$ 14.53 10/1981
09/1986
1.97$ -2.42 14.58%
6Y -5.25 03/1974
02/1980
0.72$ 0.03 1.00$ 5.45 1.37$ 7.57 1.54$ 11.85 03/1981
02/1987
1.95$ -2.62 14.91%
7Y -4.34 03/1974
02/1981
0.73$ 1.53 1.11$ 5.30 1.43$ 7.52 1.66$ 10.87 10/1981
09/1988
2.05$ -1.17 11.00%
8Y -3.75 01/1974
12/1981
0.73$ 2.63 1.23$ 5.12 1.49$ 7.46 1.77$ 10.57 10/1981
09/1989
2.23$ 0.01 5.93%
9Y -2.06 11/2014
10/2023
0.82$ 3.16 1.32$ 5.17 1.57$ 7.19 1.86$ 9.78 07/1984
06/1993
2.31$ -1.32 3.04%
10Y -1.17 11/2012
10/2022
0.88$ 3.15 1.36$ 5.37 1.68$ 7.06 1.97$ 9.70 10/1981
09/1991
2.52$ 0.54 2.90%
11Y -1.35 11/2012
10/2023
0.86$ 3.39 1.44$ 5.16 1.73$ 6.91 2.08$ 10.01 10/1981
09/1992
2.85$ 0.40 1.28%
12Y -0.39 11/2011
10/2023
0.95$ 3.59 1.52$ 5.09 1.81$ 6.86 2.21$ 10.24 10/1981
09/1993
3.22$ 0.76 0.22%
13Y 0.37 11/2010
10/2023
1.04$ 3.52 1.56$ 5.10 1.90$ 7.03 2.41$ 8.74 02/1981
01/1994
2.97$ 1.92 0.00%
14Y 1.04 11/2009
10/2023
1.15$ 3.74 1.67$ 5.04 1.99$ 6.74 2.49$ 9.14 10/1981
09/1995
3.40$ 2.27 0.00%
15Y 1.85 11/2007
10/2022
1.31$ 3.75 1.73$ 5.12 2.11$ 6.60 2.60$ 8.55 11/1981
10/1996
3.42$ 2.96 0.00%
16Y 1.53 11/2007
10/2023
1.27$ 4.00 1.87$ 4.99 2.17$ 6.55 2.75$ 8.68 10/1981
09/1997
3.78$ 2.55 0.00%
17Y 1.39 11/2006
10/2023
1.26$ 4.19 2.00$ 5.08 2.32$ 6.42 2.88$ 8.91 10/1981
09/1998
4.26$ 2.41 0.00%
18Y 1.55 11/2005
10/2023
1.31$ 4.36 2.15$ 5.07 2.43$ 6.60 3.15$ 7.93 02/1981
01/1999
3.94$ 2.35 0.00%
19Y 1.41 11/2004
10/2023
1.30$ 4.43 2.27$ 5.14 2.59$ 6.58 3.35$ 7.75 06/1984
05/2003
4.12$ 2.08 0.00%
20Y 1.65 11/2003
10/2023
1.38$ 4.29 2.31$ 5.20 2.75$ 6.54 3.55$ 7.87 11/1981
10/2001
4.54$ 2.30 0.00%
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 +8.34% +35.03%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2009
-30.82%
Nov 2021 - Oct 2022
16.78%
99 out of 590
US Inflation Adjusted +4.48% +35.33%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2009
-35.80%
Nov 2021 - Oct 2022
32.71%
193 out of 590
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 +8.07% +23.63%
Jul 1984 - Jun 1986
-16.86%
Nov 2021 - Oct 2023
7.09%
41 out of 578
US Inflation Adjusted +4.94% +22.18%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2010
-21.17%
Nov 2021 - Oct 2023
20.59%
119 out of 578
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 +8.36% +19.66%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2011
-10.26%
Nov 2020 - Oct 2023
4.42%
25 out of 566
US Inflation Adjusted +4.89% +17.91%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2011
-15.12%
Nov 2020 - Oct 2023
14.84%
84 out of 566
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 +7.94% +18.60%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1985
-5.95%
Nov 2019 - Oct 2023
2.17%
12 out of 554
US Inflation Adjusted +4.87% +16.12%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2012
-10.06%
Nov 2019 - Oct 2023
13.36%
74 out of 554
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 +8.22% +18.42%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1986
-1.82%
Nov 2017 - Oct 2022
0.92%
5 out of 542
US Inflation Adjusted +5.03% +14.53%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1986
-6.78%
Oct 1976 - Sep 1981
14.58%
79 out of 542
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 +7.98% +16.53%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1986
-1.53%
Nov 2017 - Oct 2023
0.75%
4 out of 530
US Inflation Adjusted +5.45% +11.85%
Mar 1981 - Feb 1987
-5.25%
Mar 1974 - Feb 1980
14.91%
79 out of 530
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 +8.00% +15.90%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1987
-0.49%
Nov 2016 - Oct 2023
0.39%
2 out of 518
US Inflation Adjusted +5.30% +10.87%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1988
-4.34%
Mar 1974 - Feb 1981
11.00%
57 out of 518
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 +8.08% +14.70%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1989
+0.91%
Nov 2014 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 506
US Inflation Adjusted +5.12% +10.57%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1989
-3.75%
Jan 1974 - Dec 1981
5.93%
30 out of 506
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 +8.21% +13.88%
Jul 1984 - Jun 1993
+0.80%
Nov 2014 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 494
US Inflation Adjusted +5.17% +9.78%
Jul 1984 - Jun 1993
-2.06%
Nov 2014 - Oct 2023
3.04%
15 out of 494
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 +8.20% +14.02%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1991
+1.35%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 482
US Inflation Adjusted +5.37% +9.70%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1991
-1.17%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2022
2.90%
14 out of 482
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.51% +14.25%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1992
+1.22%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 470
US Inflation Adjusted +5.16% +10.01%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1992
-1.35%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2023
1.28%
6 out of 470
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.66% +14.39%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1993
+2.18%
Nov 2011 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 458
US Inflation Adjusted +5.09% +10.24%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1993
-0.39%
Nov 2011 - Oct 2023
0.22%
1 out of 458
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.49% +13.42%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1993
+3.02%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 446
US Inflation Adjusted +5.10% +8.74%
Feb 1981 - Jan 1994
+0.37%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 446
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.23% +13.09%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1995
+3.61%
Nov 2009 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 434
US Inflation Adjusted +5.04% +9.14%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1995
+1.04%
Nov 2009 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 434
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 15 Years (180 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.19% +12.49%
Feb 1981 - Jan 1996
+4.28%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 422
US Inflation Adjusted +5.12% +8.55%
Nov 1981 - Oct 1996
+1.85%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 422
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 16 Years (192 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.33% +12.48%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1997
+4.00%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 410
US Inflation Adjusted +4.99% +8.68%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1997
+1.53%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 410
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 17 Years (204 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.35% +12.58%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1998
+3.93%
Nov 2006 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 398
US Inflation Adjusted +5.08% +8.91%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1998
+1.39%
Nov 2006 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 398
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 18 Years (216 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.29% +12.03%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1998
+4.03%
Nov 2005 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 386
US Inflation Adjusted +5.07% +7.93%
Feb 1981 - Jan 1999
+1.55%
Nov 2005 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 386
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 19 Years (228 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.30% +11.69%
Mar 1980 - Feb 1999
+3.99%
Nov 2004 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 374
US Inflation Adjusted +5.14% +7.75%
Jun 1984 - May 2003
+1.41%
Nov 2004 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 374
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Annualized Rolling Returns - 20 Years (240 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +8.22% +11.39%
Nov 1981 - Oct 2001
+4.27%
Nov 2003 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 362
US Inflation Adjusted +5.20% +7.87%
Nov 1981 - Oct 2001
+1.65%
Nov 2003 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 362
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