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Monday, March 9, 2009

Inflation Adjusted w/ Dividend S&P 500

The Big Picture posted a chart from Crossing WallStreet showing the inflation adjusted Dow. Mike asks:

Anyone know what it is with dividends?
Not the Dow, but detailed below are returns of the S&P 500 with dividends going back to 1973, both cumulatively and by 10-year rolling average.


10-Year Rolling Period

Not pretty, but 1996 is not as bad as The Big Picture's title “Inflation Adjusted Dow is at 1966 Levels” might imply.

Source: BLS