Your 10 year Return?
PFBlog is one that I have followed for a few years and the reason I was following it was I was wondering how he would fair though the crash. Anyway, his blog drew my attention to the 10 year performance of the various stock exchanges. The blog I linked to is about a fund that went from $10k at the beginning of 2000 and is now worth 98 cents.
I am more interested in the 10 year return. I have not kept accurate records of where I was before the dot com bust, but we lost 30-40% in that mess as we joined the club late. But, if I look at about what I had before the crash and what I have now my 10 year return is about 13%. If I just look back from what I bottomed my return is about 19% per year.
No question that because I am still out of market my annualized return is declining, but that's ok. I have just put into motion my most recent investment, my house. I have a tenant so not only am I not paying rent, the income I am getting from my rental works out to about 6.5% return on investment on the whole house. I suppose the extra expenses that come with home ownership eat up any savings from not paying rent.