Monthly Real S&P 500 Price from 1881 thru March 2017: Chart

The S&P 500 closed at 2,402.32 on price basis today. Year-to-date the index is up a decent 7.30%. In the past 10 years it has grown by 4.81%. Over the long run the index has beat inflation. The Monthly Real Return of S&P 500 from 1881 thru March, 2017 is shown below:

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Source: Keep calm and carry on, Retirement Investing Today

Though it is very rare for investors to hold stocks over 100 years,  the above chart shows that in the long-run the US market as measured by the benchmark S&P 500 goes higher.

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  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

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