The latest report from DALBAR reveals the harsh reality about the actual returns stock market investors have been getting for the last 30 years.
Would it surprise you to know that many investors haven’t even been able to keep up with inflation for the last three decades?
Many investors haven’t, according to the 2016 Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior.
Here are the facts about actual long-term investor returns
The average investor in asset allocation mutual funds (which spread your money among a variety of classes) earned only 1.65% per year over the last three decades!
These investors didn’t even come close to beating inflation, which averaged 2.6% per year.
The average investor in equity mutual funds averaged only 3.66% per year – beating inflation by only 1% per year. (Was that worth the roller-coaster ride and sleepless nights?) [Read more…] “Dalbar 2016 Report: Many Investors Haven’t Even Kept Up With Inflation”