Insights

Here are 10 years of ASX 200 historical returns

Here’s a look at how the ASX 200 has performed over the past decade…
The post Here are 10 years of ASX 200 historical returns appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

What kinds of historical returns does the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) offer?

Most investors worth their salt will tell you that most of the money made on the ASX 200 (or any other) share market is made through combining compound interest with time. The great Warren Buffett is one of them. He once famously said that “the stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient”.

There’s no better way of seeing this compounding in action than by looking at the past returns of a share market. Only then can one really appreciate the wonder of compound interest. We all worry about the next share market crash, but the boring-but-beautiful truth is that shares tend to go up far more often than they go down.

ASX 200 historical returns: 2011-2020

So let’s take a look at the ASX 200’s historical returns over the past ten years. These returns, courtesy of S&P Global, the company that runs the ASX 200 Index, include the benefits of dividends paid:

Year
Return of ASX 200

2011
(10.84%)

2012
19.88%

2013
19.88%

2014
5.31%

2015
2.25%

2016
11.45%

2017
11.46%

2018
(3.13%)

2019
23.02%

2020
1.18%

And here is that data in visual form:

ASX 200 10-year Returns | Chart: author’s own | Data: S&P Global

As you can see, it’s been a lot more ‘up’ than ‘down’ over the past decade, albeit with the occasional bout of market volatility. It’s especially fascinating to see that the index even managed to eke out a positive gain last year, even after the worst market crash in a decade.

As it stands today, the ASX 200 looks set to enjoy yet another positive year in 2021 (touch wood), seeing as the Index has managed to put on an additional 11.33% in 2021 so far. Although we still have two-and-a-bit months to go until the end of the year, one could say things are looking promising.

The post Here are 10 years of ASX 200 historical returns appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of August 16th 2021

More reading

Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts this Tuesday

Why is the ASX All Ordinaries lifting to a fresh 7-week high?

ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) midday update: Crown and Pilbara Minerals surge higher

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Tuesday

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;


To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.


An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;


Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;


Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!