S&P 500: $100 in 1952 → $181,891.36 in 2024

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Stock market returns since 1952

If you invested $100 in the S&P 500 at the beginning of 1952, you would have about $181,891.36 at the end of 2024, assuming you reinvested all dividends. This is a return on investment of 181,791.36%, or 10.93% per year.

This lump-sum investment beats inflation during this period for an inflation-adjusted return of about 15,272.83% cumulatively, or 7.21% per year.

If you used dollar-cost averaging (monthly) instead of a lump-sum investment, you'd have $168,548.97.

The graph below shows the performance of $100 over time if invested in an S&P 500 index fund. The returns assume that all dividends are automatically reinvested.

This chart shows the rate of gains and loss by month, including dividends:

Adjusting stock market return for inflation

The nominal return on investment of $100 is $181,791.36, or 181,791.36%. This means by 2024 you would have $181,891.36 in your pocket.

However, it's important to take into account the effect of inflation when considering an investment and especially a long-term investment. You can convert S&P returns to their real (inflation-adjusted) value using an inflation calculation based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI).

In the case of the returns described above, the CPI in 1952 was 26.500 and the CPI in 2024 was 313.548.

The ratio between these CPIs describes how relative buying power of a dollar has changed over 72 years.

Adjusted for inflation, the $181,891.36 nominal end value of the original $100 investment would have a real return of roughly $15,272.83 in 1952 dollars. This means the inflation-adjusted return is 15,272.83% as opposed to the original 181,791.36%.

For more information on inflation, see our U.S. inflation calculator for 1952.

Full monthly data

The table below shows the full dataset pertaining to a $100 investment, including gains and losses over the 868-month period between 1952 and 2024.

Note that data shown is the monthly average closing price. Returns include dividends.

YearMonthReturn (%)Amount ($)CPI
19521-1.33%98.6726.50
195220.75%99.4126.30
195230.20%99.6126.30
195240.46%100.0726.40
195253.24%103.3126.40
195263.37%106.7926.50
195270.88%107.7326.70
19528-1.11%106.5426.70
19529-1.61%104.8226.70
1952103.67%108.6726.70
1952114.51%113.5726.70
1952120.99%114.6926.70
19531-0.77%113.8026.60
195320.96%114.8926.50
19533-4.47%109.7526.60
195341.00%110.8526.60
19535-3.11%107.4126.70
195361.91%109.4626.80
195370.90%110.4526.80
19538-4.11%105.9126.90
195393.52%109.6426.90
1953102.71%112.6127.00
1953111.84%114.6726.90
1953123.02%118.1426.90
195412.68%121.3026.90
195422.58%124.4426.90
195434.45%129.9726.90
195444.42%135.7226.80
195451.22%137.3826.90
195464.46%143.5126.90
195472.39%146.9426.90
195482.74%150.9726.90
195492.71%155.0626.80
1954104.30%161.7326.80
1954114.95%169.7426.80
1954122.17%173.4226.70
195513.70%179.8526.70
19552-0.44%179.0626.70
195533.81%185.8826.70
19554-0.08%185.7426.70
195556.15%197.1526.70
195567.64%212.2226.70
19557-0.30%211.5826.80
195584.82%221.7826.80
19559-4.72%211.3026.90
1955107.07%226.2326.90
1955111.24%229.0326.90
195512-2.39%223.5626.80
195610.95%225.6826.80
195627.21%241.9426.80
195631.48%245.5326.80
19564-2.84%238.5626.90
19565-0.26%237.9427.00
195665.75%251.6127.20
19567-0.28%250.9027.40
19568-3.09%243.1527.30
19569-0.95%240.8327.40
195610-0.71%239.1127.50
1956111.81%243.4427.50
195612-1.86%238.9027.60
19571-4.00%229.3627.60
195721.62%233.0827.70
195732.64%239.2427.80
195744.16%249.1927.90
195751.95%254.0628.00
195762.32%259.9628.10
19577-5.21%246.4328.30
19578-3.74%237.2128.30
19579-5.90%223.2328.30
195710-1.80%219.2128.30
1957110.32%219.9028.40
1957122.33%225.0328.40
195810.70%226.6028.60
195822.42%232.0928.60
195830.90%234.1728.80
195843.56%242.5028.90
195852.74%249.1328.90
195863.07%256.7828.90
195874.05%267.1929.00
195882.94%275.0628.90
195894.36%287.0528.90
1958103.33%296.5928.90
1958112.16%303.0129.00
1958124.25%315.9028.90
19591-1.27%311.9029.00
195922.81%320.6628.90
195931.94%326.8728.90
195941.77%332.6429.00
19595-0.61%330.6229.00
195964.23%344.6029.10
19597-0.32%343.5029.20
19598-3.70%330.7829.20
195990.18%331.3629.30
1959100.67%333.5829.40
1959113.46%345.1329.40
195912-1.49%340.0029.40
19601-3.61%327.7329.30
19602-1.08%324.2029.40
196031.58%329.3429.40
19604-0.62%327.2829.50
196053.99%340.3329.50
19606-2.20%332.8629.60
196071.49%337.8229.60
19608-2.72%328.6329.60
19609-1.67%323.1329.60
1960103.54%334.5729.80
1960112.69%343.5729.80
1960125.43%362.2229.80
196114.37%378.0629.80
196123.40%390.9029.80
196132.92%402.3129.80
196141.26%407.4029.80
19615-1.08%403.0029.80
19616-0.03%402.8829.80
196173.84%418.3530.00
19618-0.54%416.0829.90
196191.34%421.6730.00
1961104.77%441.7930.00
1961111.16%446.9330.00
196112-3.49%431.3530.00
196211.91%439.5830.00
196220.34%441.0830.10
19623-2.94%428.0930.10
19624-7.19%397.3330.20
19625-11.41%351.9930.20
196262.72%361.5530.20
196273.02%372.4830.30
19628-0.59%370.2730.30
19629-2.86%359.7030.40
1962107.20%385.6030.40
1962114.62%403.4330.40
1962124.15%420.1530.40
196311.60%426.8630.40
19632-0.11%426.4030.40
196334.98%447.6230.50
196342.27%457.7830.50
196350.22%458.7730.50
19636-1.22%453.1730.60
196373.03%466.9030.70
196382.89%480.4130.70
196390.50%482.8230.70
196310-0.31%481.3430.80
1963112.39%492.8630.80
1963123.33%509.2730.90
196411.48%516.8130.90
196422.07%527.5130.90
196431.69%536.4430.90
196441.22%542.9930.90
19645-0.35%541.0830.90
196463.96%562.5131.00
19647-1.23%555.6231.10
196481.97%566.5431.00
196491.97%577.7031.10
1964100.94%583.1231.10
196411-1.49%574.4331.20
1964122.82%590.6331.20
196510.98%596.3931.20
196520.34%598.3931.20
196531.56%607.7131.30
196541.73%618.2431.40
19655-4.51%590.3731.40
196560.10%590.9831.60
196572.12%603.5031.60
196583.60%625.2031.60
196592.50%640.8131.60
1965101.08%647.7131.70
196511-0.21%646.3431.70
1965121.98%659.1431.80
19661-0.43%656.3031.80
19662-3.86%630.9532.00
196633.32%651.9132.10
19664-5.01%619.2632.30
19665-0.56%615.8032.30
196660.02%615.9132.40
19667-5.77%580.3732.50
19668-3.22%561.6632.70
19669-0.56%558.4932.70
1966105.32%588.1832.90
1966110.72%592.3932.90
1966124.13%616.8632.90
196713.73%639.8632.90
196722.63%656.7232.90
196731.99%669.8033.00
196742.06%683.5833.10
19675-0.99%676.8033.20
196761.99%690.2933.30
196771.85%703.0733.40
196781.65%714.7033.50
196790.10%715.4033.60
196710-2.88%694.7833.70
1967113.11%716.4033.80
196712-0.02%716.2733.90
19681-4.26%685.7834.10
19682-1.56%675.0934.20
196837.66%726.8134.30
196842.56%745.4034.40
196852.94%767.3234.50
196860.05%767.7034.70
19687-1.93%752.8534.90
196883.51%779.2635.00
196892.72%800.4335.10
1968101.79%814.7335.30
1968111.29%825.2035.40
196812-3.99%792.3135.50
19691-0.24%790.4235.60
19692-1.91%775.3035.80
196932.27%792.9336.10
196943.51%820.7936.30
19695-4.97%779.9836.40
19696-4.21%747.1836.60
19697-0.28%745.0636.80
196980.63%749.7537.00
196991.35%759.8437.10
1969101.00%767.4237.30
196911-5.03%728.8437.50
196912-0.59%724.5537.70
19701-3.20%701.3937.80
197022.01%715.5038.00
19703-2.75%695.8438.20
19704-11.20%617.9138.50
19705-0.27%616.2538.60
197060.52%619.4738.80
197073.26%639.6439.00
197086.32%680.0739.00
197092.49%697.0039.20
1970100.21%698.4439.40
1970117.16%748.4439.60
1970124.11%779.2039.80
197114.15%811.5539.80
197122.83%834.5339.90
197133.67%865.1940.00
19714-1.11%855.6040.10
19715-1.60%841.9540.30
19716-0.46%838.0540.60
19717-1.52%825.3440.70
197182.49%845.8640.80
19719-1.86%830.0940.80
197110-4.37%793.8140.90
1971117.16%850.6740.90
1971124.42%888.2941.10
197212.09%906.8341.10
197222.62%930.5941.30
197231.26%942.3041.40
19724-0.78%934.9941.50
197250.52%939.8241.60
19726-0.50%935.0841.70
197273.78%970.4641.90
19728-1.21%958.7242.00
197290.42%962.7242.10
1972105.25%1,013.3042.30
1972112.31%1,036.7242.40
1972120.99%1,046.9842.50
19731-3.33%1,012.1742.60
19732-1.35%998.5542.90
19733-1.63%982.2443.30
19734-2.57%957.0043.60
19735-1.99%937.9643.90
197361.21%949.3144.20
19737-1.64%933.7844.30
197382.00%952.4145.10
197394.24%992.7545.20
197310-6.85%924.7245.60
197311-6.81%861.7945.90
1973121.70%876.4446.20
19741-2.47%854.7746.60
197424.57%893.8747.20
19743-4.82%850.8247.80
19744-2.71%827.8048.00
197450.46%831.5848.60
19746-11.35%737.2349.00
19747-3.76%709.4749.40
19748-10.01%638.4350.00
197492.38%653.6050.60
1974103.74%678.0751.10
197411-6.09%636.7651.50
1974128.63%691.7351.90
1975110.81%766.4952.10
197524.97%804.6152.50
197531.49%816.5852.70
197546.71%871.3952.90
197552.89%896.6253.20
197560.43%900.4953.60
19757-7.00%837.4954.20
19758-0.85%830.3554.30
197594.97%871.6354.60
1975102.04%889.4254.90
197511-1.18%878.9355.30
1975129.55%962.8355.50
197614.18%1,003.0655.60
197620.80%1,011.1055.80
197631.10%1,022.1855.90
19764-0.38%1,018.2656.10
197650.90%1,027.4356.50
197662.67%1,054.8256.80
19767-0.56%1,048.9057.10
197682.44%1,074.4857.40
19769-3.11%1,041.0857.60
197610-0.37%1,037.2657.90
1976113.79%1,076.5458.00
197612-0.54%1,070.7558.20
19771-2.37%1,045.3958.50
19772-0.05%1,044.8359.10
19773-1.19%1,032.3559.50
197740.06%1,033.0260.00
197750.90%1,042.3160.30
197761.28%1,055.6860.70
19777-2.08%1,033.7461.00
19778-1.18%1,021.5961.20
19779-2.20%999.1461.40
1977100.98%1,008.9461.60
197711-0.08%1,008.1361.90
197712-3.39%973.9562.10
19781-0.97%964.4862.50
197820.27%967.0562.90
197834.83%1,013.7563.40
197845.50%1,069.5563.90
197850.67%1,076.7664.50
19786-0.06%1,076.0965.20
197877.33%1,154.9465.70
197880.40%1,159.5666.00
19789-2.77%1,127.4066.50
197810-5.44%1,066.1067.10
1978111.92%1,086.6067.40
1978124.19%1,132.0767.70
19791-1.06%1,120.1168.30
197922.34%1,146.3369.10
197932.43%1,174.2069.80
19794-1.89%1,151.9770.60
197952.42%1,179.8271.50
197961.42%1,196.5872.30
197975.01%1,256.5873.10
197981.54%1,275.9473.80
19799-3.35%1,233.1674.60
197910-0.32%1,229.1975.20
1979114.40%1,283.3275.90
1979123.31%1,325.8376.70
198014.40%1,384.1177.80
19802-8.78%1,262.6278.90
19803-1.16%1,247.9580.10
198045.04%1,310.7981.00
198056.86%1,400.7581.80
198064.97%1,470.3682.70
198073.50%1,521.8982.70
198082.84%1,565.0583.30
198093.32%1,617.0884.00
1980104.61%1,691.7184.80
198011-1.24%1,670.6585.50
1980120.01%1,670.8286.30
19811-3.07%1,619.5287.00
198124.14%1,686.6287.90
198131.29%1,708.4488.50
19814-1.62%1,680.8189.10
198150.86%1,695.2389.80
19816-2.02%1,661.0590.60
198170.80%1,674.3891.60
19818-8.30%1,535.3692.30
198191.73%1,561.8893.20
1981103.04%1,609.4293.40
1981111.18%1,628.4093.70
198112-4.80%1,550.1794.00
19821-1.91%1,520.5094.30
19822-2.74%1,478.7794.60
198235.47%1,559.6594.50
198240.57%1,568.5394.90
19825-5.27%1,485.8695.80
198260.24%1,489.4897.00
198270.79%1,501.3197.50
1982812.10%1,682.9197.70
198298.88%1,832.3897.90
1982104.50%1,914.8498.20
1982111.36%1,940.7998.00
1982123.93%2,016.9897.60
198312.13%2,059.9497.80
198323.87%2,139.5797.90
198334.20%2,229.3897.90
198344.42%2,328.0198.60
198351.75%2,368.8399.20
198360.71%2,385.6099.50
19837-2.41%2,328.1899.90
198383.31%2,405.33100.20
198390.65%2,420.92100.70
198310-1.14%2,393.28101.00
198311-0.13%2,390.22101.20
1983121.58%2,427.88101.30
19841-5.11%2,303.77101.90
198420.44%2,313.96102.40
198430.51%2,325.69102.60
19844-0.25%2,319.82103.10
19845-1.85%2,276.94103.40
19846-0.91%2,256.26103.70
198479.21%2,463.98104.10
198481.41%2,498.65104.50
19849-0.41%2,488.34105.00
1984101.29%2,520.34105.30
198411-0.71%2,502.51105.30
1984124.70%2,620.07105.30
198515.79%2,771.70105.50
19852-0.48%2,758.44106.00
198531.02%2,786.71106.40
198542.74%2,862.94106.90
198552.51%2,934.83107.30
198562.25%3,000.78107.60
19857-1.85%2,945.41107.80
19858-1.88%2,889.89108.00
198591.50%2,933.11108.30
1985106.42%3,121.43108.70
1985115.29%3,286.69109.00
1985120.75%3,311.40109.30
198615.70%3,500.06109.60
198626.18%3,716.46109.30
198632.74%3,818.34108.80
198640.49%3,837.12108.60
198653.13%3,957.35108.90
19866-1.80%3,885.96109.50
198672.28%3,974.59109.50
19868-2.46%3,876.97109.70
19869-0.09%3,873.48110.20
1986103.53%4,010.33110.30
1986111.71%4,078.87110.40
1986126.67%4,351.06110.50
198716.46%4,632.22111.20
198724.38%4,834.95111.60
19873-0.86%4,793.54112.10
198740.17%4,801.83112.70
198754.50%5,017.83113.10
198763.12%5,174.50113.50
198776.45%5,508.46113.80
19878-3.03%5,341.53114.40
19879-11.85%4,708.35115.00
198710-12.30%4,129.06115.30
198711-1.33%4,073.95115.40
1987124.25%4,246.95115.40
198813.33%4,388.32115.70
198823.23%4,530.15116.00
19883-0.89%4,490.01116.50
19884-2.19%4,391.76117.10
198856.00%4,655.18117.50
19886-0.31%4,640.90118.00
19887-1.72%4,561.14118.50
198881.93%4,649.04119.00
198893.80%4,825.78119.80
198810-2.02%4,728.29120.20
1988112.33%4,838.27120.30
1988123.51%5,008.22120.50
198913.30%5,173.48121.10
19892-0.16%5,165.12121.60
198933.56%5,349.25122.30
198944.12%5,569.38123.10
198953.39%5,758.33123.80
198962.80%5,919.58124.10
198974.69%6,197.25124.40
198980.46%6,225.48124.60
198990.29%6,243.30125.00
198910-1.81%6,130.07125.60
1989112.74%6,297.84125.90
198912-2.21%6,158.58126.10
19901-2.53%6,002.94127.40
199022.71%6,165.45128.00
199030.20%6,177.53128.70
199043.85%6,415.42128.90
199053.17%6,618.79129.20
199060.17%6,630.02129.90
19907-7.86%6,108.82130.40
19908-4.34%5,843.64131.60
19909-2.32%5,708.31132.70
1990102.98%5,878.64133.50
1990114.59%6,148.27133.80
199012-0.69%6,106.14133.80
1991111.61%6,814.86134.60
199123.04%7,022.35134.80
199132.26%7,180.97135.00
19914-0.18%7,168.13135.20
199150.35%7,193.00135.60
199160.78%7,249.14136.00
199172.68%7,443.34136.20
19918-0.30%7,420.78136.60
199190.18%7,434.26137.20
1991100.02%7,435.44137.40
1991110.94%7,504.97137.80
1991127.36%8,057.19137.90
19921-0.60%8,008.77138.10
19922-1.01%7,927.70138.60
199230.26%7,948.65139.30
199242.07%8,113.05139.50
19925-1.33%8,005.22139.70
199261.91%8,158.29140.20
199270.94%8,235.12140.50
199280.38%8,266.26140.90
19929-1.18%8,168.55141.30
1992102.76%8,393.75141.80
1992113.27%8,668.33142.00
1992120.14%8,680.72141.90
199311.72%8,830.39142.60
199322.15%9,020.26143.10
19933-1.34%8,899.23143.60
199340.72%8,963.72144.00
199350.87%9,041.28144.20
199360.06%9,046.79144.40
199371.76%9,206.24144.40
199381.35%9,330.98144.80
199391.24%9,446.86145.10
1993100.01%9,447.58145.70
1993110.89%9,531.39145.80
1993121.74%9,696.85145.80
19941-0.08%9,689.51146.20
19942-1.42%9,551.55146.70
19943-3.35%9,231.91147.20
199441.06%9,329.61147.40
199451.11%9,432.99147.50
19946-0.52%9,384.05148.00
199473.08%9,673.27148.40
199480.82%9,752.35149.00
19949-0.44%9,709.04149.40
199410-0.37%9,673.13149.50
199411-1.03%9,573.91149.70
1994122.45%9,808.59149.70
199513.82%10,183.19150.30
199522.56%10,443.69150.90
199533.22%10,779.51151.40
199543.35%11,140.38151.90
199553.18%11,494.47152.20
199563.55%11,902.24152.50
199570.51%11,963.31152.50
199583.72%12,408.07152.90
199590.91%12,521.30153.20
1995102.36%12,816.60153.70
1995113.39%13,250.97153.60
1995120.16%13,272.51153.50
199615.90%14,056.18154.40
19962-0.20%14,027.97154.90
199630.20%14,055.61155.70
199642.35%14,386.59156.30
199651.28%14,570.54156.60
19966-3.48%14,063.98156.70
199673.08%14,496.56157.00
199682.02%14,789.93157.30
199694.12%15,399.20157.80
1996105.05%16,177.18158.30
1996111.20%16,371.02158.60
1996123.26%16,904.31158.60
199714.36%17,641.53159.10
19972-0.62%17,531.51159.60
19973-3.41%16,934.52160.00
199749.22%18,495.51160.20
199755.34%19,482.58160.10
199765.74%20,600.09160.30
199770.35%20,671.73160.50
199781.19%20,918.14160.80
199791.65%21,262.33161.20
199710-1.15%21,017.37161.60
1997112.63%21,571.10161.50
1997120.24%21,622.24161.30
199816.40%23,006.53161.60
199825.31%24,228.84161.90
199833.41%25,054.00162.20
19984-0.22%24,998.41162.50
199850.12%25,027.53162.80
199864.47%26,145.67163.00
19987-6.97%24,323.06163.20
19988-4.90%23,131.60163.40
199891.29%23,430.20163.60
19981010.97%26,001.52164.00
1998114.10%27,068.65164.00
1998125.05%28,434.99163.90
19991-0.07%28,416.02164.30
199922.92%29,246.77164.50
199934.25%30,489.76165.00
19994-0.10%30,459.63166.20
19995-0.61%30,273.28166.20
199964.52%31,642.36166.20
19997-3.77%30,448.05166.70
19998-0.60%30,265.97167.10
19999-1.27%29,880.84167.90
1999107.11%32,004.16168.20
1999112.81%32,903.07168.30
199912-0.12%32,863.94168.30
20001-2.48%32,049.55168.80
200023.94%33,312.60169.80
200031.42%33,787.20171.20
20004-2.84%32,828.05171.30
200053.16%33,866.56171.50
200060.85%34,154.54172.40
200070.94%34,475.49172.80
20008-1.08%34,103.28172.80
20009-5.21%32,325.05173.70
200010-0.77%32,075.32174.00
200011-3.32%31,010.40174.10
2000120.46%31,151.50174.00
20011-2.14%30,486.02175.10
20012-9.08%27,717.92175.80
200130.45%27,842.29176.20
200146.88%29,757.65176.90
20015-2.39%29,046.85177.70
20016-2.66%28,274.13178.00
20017-2.05%27,695.69177.50
20018-11.25%24,580.67177.50
200193.18%25,363.32178.30
2001105.05%26,644.97177.70
2001111.47%27,035.60177.40
200112-0.30%26,955.11176.70
20021-3.35%26,051.37177.10
200224.95%27,339.68177.80
20023-3.51%26,378.85178.80
20024-2.82%25,634.87179.80
20025-5.92%24,117.04179.80
20026-10.76%21,522.41179.90
200271.14%21,767.50180.10
20028-4.76%20,731.86180.70
20029-1.37%20,448.45181.00
2002106.63%21,803.28181.30
200211-1.04%21,577.60181.30
200212-0.22%21,529.58180.90
20031-6.41%20,148.50181.70
200321.31%20,412.02183.10
200335.29%21,490.97184.20
200345.31%22,632.62183.80
200355.70%23,923.62183.50
200360.60%24,066.18183.70
20037-0.17%24,026.15183.90
200383.16%24,785.67184.60
200392.03%25,288.28185.20
2003101.21%25,594.41185.00
2003113.06%26,378.58184.50
2003124.93%27,680.35184.30
200411.09%27,981.14185.20
20042-1.57%27,543.18186.20
200430.97%27,809.84187.40
20044-2.56%27,096.72188.00
200452.86%27,871.06189.10
20046-2.24%27,247.09189.70
20047-1.39%26,869.01189.40
200482.78%27,616.68189.50
200490.10%27,645.01189.90
2004104.77%28,964.76190.90
2004112.73%29,754.75191.00
200412-1.35%29,353.30190.30
200511.68%29,846.79190.70
20052-0.26%29,770.50191.80
20053-2.41%29,053.35193.30
200541.34%29,441.47194.60
200552.18%30,083.50194.40
200561.81%30,627.35194.50
200570.31%30,722.30195.40
200580.28%30,808.22196.40
20059-2.62%29,999.75198.80
2005103.96%31,188.20199.20
2005112.14%31,856.92197.60
2005121.47%32,324.18196.80
20061-0.02%32,318.81198.30
200621.49%32,799.11198.70
200630.80%33,060.95199.80
20064-0.79%32,800.88201.50
20065-2.71%31,913.36202.50
200660.72%32,143.15202.90
200672.29%32,879.79203.50
200682.53%33,712.04203.90
200693.62%34,931.04202.90
2006102.00%35,630.23201.80
2006112.15%36,395.66201.50
2006120.69%36,647.82201.80
200711.60%37,232.74202.42
20072-2.47%36,311.64203.50
200734.18%37,829.56205.35
200743.39%39,112.65206.69
200750.34%39,247.55207.95
200760.57%39,473.07208.35
20077-4.20%37,814.76208.30
200783.07%38,977.47207.92
200792.99%40,143.53208.49
200710-4.81%38,214.11208.94
2007111.24%38,687.29210.18
200712-6.64%36,120.31210.04
20081-1.56%35,555.40211.08
20082-2.63%34,621.49211.69
200834.24%36,090.76213.53
200842.56%37,015.62214.82
20085-4.25%35,443.72216.63
20086-6.08%33,289.28218.82
200872.11%33,991.87219.96
20088-4.85%32,344.10219.09
20089-20.19%25,812.67218.78
200810-8.61%23,591.40216.57
200811-0.35%23,508.54212.43
200812-1.10%23,250.99210.23
20091-6.70%21,692.59211.14
20092-5.69%20,458.84212.19
2009312.32%22,979.73212.71
200946.66%24,510.13213.24
200952.87%25,213.30213.86
200961.28%25,535.43215.69
200978.12%27,609.10215.35
200983.65%28,616.93215.83
200992.40%29,304.62215.97
2009102.09%29,918.36216.18
2009112.23%30,584.30216.33
2009121.36%30,999.31215.95
20101-2.90%30,100.81216.69
201025.94%31,889.71216.74
201034.09%33,193.34217.63
20104-5.88%31,240.77218.01
20105-3.54%30,133.74218.18
20106-0.16%30,085.80217.97
201070.86%30,345.63218.01
201083.37%31,368.63218.31
201094.58%32,804.50218.44
2010102.49%33,621.64218.71
2010113.71%34,870.26218.80
2010123.46%36,077.53219.18
201113.15%37,214.28220.22
20112-1.11%36,800.29221.31
201132.22%37,617.62223.47
201140.66%37,865.61224.91
20115-3.66%36,478.74225.96
201163.10%37,610.22225.72
20117-10.40%33,698.51225.92
20118-0.79%33,432.55226.55
201193.02%34,441.84226.89
2011101.77%35,050.47226.42
2011111.55%35,595.42226.23
2011124.78%37,297.79225.67
201214.16%38,850.35226.67
201222.88%39,970.73227.66
20123-0.04%39,955.46229.39
20124-3.09%38,720.46230.09
20125-1.15%38,274.24229.82
201262.92%39,392.26229.48
201273.39%40,726.75229.10
201283.02%41,957.18230.38
20129-0.22%41,866.07231.41
201210-2.84%40,678.13231.32
2012112.18%41,563.09230.22
2012124.27%43,337.32229.60
201312.33%44,348.39230.28
201322.72%45,555.76232.17
201331.45%46,218.04232.77
201344.57%48,332.18232.53
20135-1.12%47,791.93232.95
201363.25%49,347.31233.50
201370.25%49,471.93233.60
201381.19%50,061.86233.88
201392.12%51,121.95234.15
2013103.86%53,095.25233.55
2013111.52%53,903.18233.07
2013120.97%54,424.86233.05
20141-0.13%54,354.09233.92
201422.72%55,833.75234.78
201430.20%55,946.38236.29
201441.53%56,803.50237.07
201453.20%58,619.12237.90
201461.50%59,495.96238.34
20147-0.43%59,241.94238.25
201481.78%60,295.28237.85
20149-2.65%58,699.52238.03
2014105.71%62,048.71237.43
2014110.63%62,442.03236.15
201412-1.11%61,748.89234.81
201512.83%63,494.78233.71
201520.06%63,529.93234.72
201530.88%64,087.99236.12
201540.98%64,715.35236.60
20155-0.44%64,433.51237.81
20156-0.08%64,382.20238.64
20157-2.42%62,821.32238.65
20158-4.51%59,989.91238.32
201594.32%62,579.74237.95
2015102.93%64,414.87237.84
201511-1.10%63,704.40237.34
201512-6.42%59,614.82236.53
20161-0.55%59,286.99236.92
201626.36%63,059.26237.11
201632.83%64,844.63238.13
20164-0.30%64,647.26239.26
201651.07%65,336.72240.23
201663.30%67,491.16241.02
201671.20%68,300.55240.63
20168-0.44%68,000.94240.85
20169-0.51%67,656.87241.43
2016101.20%68,469.53241.73
2016113.95%71,171.32241.35
2016121.44%72,194.50241.43
201712.58%74,054.55242.84
201721.75%75,349.96243.60
20173-0.15%75,233.91243.80
201741.69%76,507.15244.52
201751.78%77,866.25244.73
201760.99%78,635.48244.96
201770.25%78,830.34244.79
201781.65%80,133.61245.52
201792.73%82,325.10246.82
2017101.59%83,633.72246.66
2017112.88%86,045.29246.67
2017124.86%90,228.72246.52
20181-2.89%87,624.10247.87
201820.06%87,680.69248.99
20183-1.66%86,221.70249.55
201841.96%87,913.05250.55
201852.11%89,770.62251.59
201861.58%91,189.66251.99
201872.45%93,424.55252.01
201881.68%94,993.84252.15
20189-3.85%91,337.54252.44
201810-2.08%89,441.28252.89
201811-5.56%84,466.09252.04
2018121.74%85,932.12251.23
201915.83%90,941.02251.71
201921.95%92,712.57252.78
201933.72%96,164.46254.20
20194-1.53%94,691.43255.55
201951.40%96,021.60256.09
201963.83%99,696.68256.14
20197-3.13%96,571.77256.57
201983.09%99,551.23256.56
201990.01%99,560.99256.76
2019104.43%103,975.22257.35
2019112.47%106,542.70257.21
2019123.35%110,108.04256.97
202010.12%110,242.46257.97
20202-18.92%89,387.11258.68
202034.32%93,247.39258.12
202045.89%98,737.21256.39
202056.51%105,163.30256.39
202063.48%108,819.23257.80
202075.89%115,232.50259.10
20208-0.63%114,509.98259.92
202091.73%116,486.43260.28
2020103.95%121,092.44260.39
2020114.26%126,251.07260.23
2020122.80%129,780.17260.47
202112.49%133,013.68261.58
202120.82%134,106.20263.01
202136.02%142,181.38264.88
202140.76%143,262.29267.05
202151.81%145,855.94269.20
202163.07%150,331.10271.70
202172.19%153,616.08273.00
20218-0.08%153,486.27273.57
202190.45%154,180.30274.31
2021104.74%161,495.76276.59
2021110.27%161,924.38277.95
202112-2.05%158,601.76278.80
20221-2.90%153,998.24281.15
20222-0.89%152,623.67283.72
202230.12%152,804.23287.50
20224-7.87%140,774.37289.11
20225-3.37%136,031.14292.30
202260.46%136,663.25296.31
202276.45%145,474.47296.28
20228-7.28%134,887.71296.17
20229-3.09%130,718.09296.81
2022105.29%137,626.66298.01
2022110.01%137,641.58297.71
2022121.38%139,536.16296.80
202313.15%143,927.32299.17
20232-2.59%140,206.18300.84
202334.00%145,809.13301.84
202340.74%146,884.76303.36
202354.94%154,144.08304.13
202363.88%160,118.77305.11
20237-1.00%158,521.36305.69
20238-0.95%157,009.74307.03
20239-3.04%152,240.86307.79
2023104.60%159,246.57307.67
2023115.18%167,487.97307.05
2023122.91%172,364.95306.75
202414.20%179,603.02308.42
202423.28%185,497.81310.33
20243-1.01%183,625.90312.33
20244-0.94%181,891.36313.55
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Remember, returns are based on the average closing price across the entire month. Some losses are offset by dividend returns.

Dollar-cost averaging

Dollar-cost averaging is an alternative to investing the full lump-sum of $100.00 up-front. Instead, the capital is invested over a period of time.

Consider a strategy in which $100.00 was invested in the S&P 500 over a period of no more than 24 months beginning in 1952. This would result in a final amount of $168,548.97, including dividend reinvestments. In this particular case, dollar-cost average returns are less than the returns of a lump-sum investment (which ends with $181,891.36).

YearMonthContribution ($)Amount ($)
195214.164.08
195224.168.29
195234.1612.45
195244.1616.67
195254.1621.48
195264.1626.48
195274.1630.89
195284.1634.64
195294.1638.16
1952104.1643.85
1952114.1650.16
1952124.1654.83
195314.1658.52
195324.1663.26
195334.1664.39
195344.1669.21
195354.1671.07
195364.1676.65
195374.1681.52
195384.1682.14
195394.1689.31
1953104.1695.98
1953114.16101.96
1953124.32109.48
19541-112.41
19542-115.31
19543-120.44
19544-125.77
19545-127.30
19546-132.98
19547-136.16
19548-139.89
19549-143.69
195410-149.87
195411-157.29
195412-160.70
19551-166.66
19552-165.93
19553-172.25
19554-172.11
19555-182.69
19556-196.65
19557-196.06
19558-205.51
19559-195.80
195510-209.63
195511-212.23
195512-207.16
19561-209.13
19562-224.20
19563-227.52
19564-221.06
19565-220.48
19566-233.16
19567-232.49
19568-225.31
19569-223.16
195610-221.57
195611-225.58
195612-221.38
19571-212.53
19572-215.98
19573-221.69
19574-230.91
19575-235.42
19576-240.89
19577-228.35
19578-219.81
19579-206.85
195710-203.13
195711-203.77
195712-208.52
19581-209.98
19582-215.06
19583-216.99
19584-224.71
19585-230.86
19586-237.94
19587-247.59
19588-254.88
19589-265.99
195810-274.84
195811-280.78
195812-292.73
19591-289.02
19592-297.14
19593-302.89
19594-308.24
19595-306.37
19596-319.32
19597-318.30
19598-306.51
19599-307.06
195910-309.11
195911-319.82
195912-315.06
19601-303.69
19602-300.42
19603-305.18
19604-303.27
19605-315.37
19606-308.44
19607-313.04
19608-304.52
19609-299.42
196010-310.03
196011-318.37
196012-335.65
19611-350.33
19612-362.23
19613-372.80
19614-377.51
19615-373.43
19616-373.33
19617-387.66
19618-385.56
19619-390.74
196110-409.39
196111-414.15
196112-399.71
19621-407.34
19622-408.73
19623-396.69
19624-368.19
19625-326.17
19626-335.03
19627-345.16
19628-343.11
19629-333.31
196210-357.31
196211-373.83
196212-389.33
19631-395.55
19632-395.12
19633-414.79
19634-424.20
19635-425.12
19636-419.93
19637-432.65
19638-445.17
19639-447.40
196310-446.03
196311-456.70
196312-471.91
19641-478.90
19642-488.81
19643-497.09
19644-503.16
19645-501.39
19646-521.25
19647-514.86
19648-524.98
19649-535.33
196410-540.34
196411-532.29
196412-547.30
19651-552.64
19652-554.49
19653-563.13
19654-572.89
19655-547.07
19656-547.63
19657-559.23
19658-579.34
19659-593.81
196510-600.20
196511-598.93
196512-610.79
19661-608.16
19662-584.67
19663-604.09
19664-573.84
19665-570.63
19666-570.73
19667-537.80
19668-520.46
19669-517.52
196610-545.03
196611-548.93
196612-571.61
19671-592.93
19672-608.54
19673-620.67
19674-633.44
19675-627.16
19676-639.65
19677-651.50
19678-662.27
19679-662.92
196710-643.81
196711-663.85
196712-663.73
19681-635.48
19682-625.57
19683-673.50
19684-690.72
19685-711.04
19686-711.38
19687-697.63
19688-722.10
19689-741.72
196810-754.96
196811-764.67
196812-734.19
19691-732.44
19692-718.43
19693-734.76
19694-760.58
19695-722.77
19696-692.37
19697-690.41
19698-694.75
19699-704.10
196910-711.13
196911-675.38
196912-671.40
19701-649.94
19702-663.02
19703-644.80
19704-572.59
19705-571.04
19706-574.03
19707-592.72
19708-630.18
19709-645.87
197010-647.21
197011-693.54
197012-722.05
19711-752.02
19712-773.31
19713-801.72
19714-792.84
19715-780.19
19716-776.58
19717-764.80
19718-783.81
19719-769.20
197110-735.58
197111-788.27
197112-823.13
19721-840.31
19722-862.33
19723-873.18
19724-866.41
19725-870.88
19726-866.49
19727-899.28
19728-888.39
19729-892.10
197210-938.97
197211-960.68
197212-970.18
19731-937.92
19732-925.30
19733-910.19
19734-886.80
19735-869.15
19736-879.67
19737-865.29
19738-882.55
19739-919.93
197310-856.89
197311-798.57
197312-812.15
19741-792.07
19742-828.31
19743-788.41
19744-767.08
19745-770.58
19746-683.15
19747-657.43
19748-591.60
19749-605.66
197410-628.33
197411-590.05
197412-640.99
19751-710.27
19752-745.59
19753-756.68
19754-807.47
19755-830.85
19756-834.44
19757-776.06
19758-769.44
19759-807.69
197510-824.18
197511-814.46
197512-892.20
19761-929.48
19762-936.94
19763-947.20
19764-943.57
19765-952.07
19766-977.44
19767-971.96
19768-995.66
19769-964.71
197610-961.17
197611-997.57
197612-992.21
19771-968.71
19772-968.18
19773-956.63
19774-957.24
19775-965.86
19776-978.24
19777-957.91
19778-946.65
19779-925.84
197710-934.93
197711-934.18
197712-902.51
19781-893.74
19782-896.11
19783-939.39
19784-991.10
19785-997.77
19786-997.15
19787-1,070.23
19788-1,074.50
19789-1,044.70
197810-987.89
197811-1,006.89
197812-1,049.03
19791-1,037.94
19792-1,062.24
19793-1,088.07
19794-1,067.47
19795-1,093.28
19796-1,108.81
19797-1,164.41
19798-1,182.35
19799-1,142.71
197910-1,139.02
197911-1,189.19
197912-1,228.58
19801-1,282.58
19802-1,170.00
19803-1,156.40
19804-1,214.64
19805-1,298.00
19806-1,362.50
19807-1,410.25
19808-1,450.25
19809-1,498.46
198010-1,567.61
198011-1,548.10
198012-1,548.26
19811-1,500.72
19812-1,562.90
19813-1,583.12
19814-1,557.52
19815-1,570.88
19816-1,539.20
19817-1,551.56
19818-1,422.73
19819-1,447.31
198110-1,491.36
198111-1,508.95
198112-1,436.46
19821-1,408.97
19822-1,370.30
19823-1,445.24
19824-1,453.47
19825-1,376.87
19826-1,380.22
19827-1,391.18
19828-1,559.47
19829-1,697.97
198210-1,774.38
198211-1,798.43
198212-1,869.03
19831-1,908.84
19832-1,982.63
19833-2,065.85
19834-2,157.24
19835-2,195.07
19836-2,210.61
19837-2,157.40
19838-2,228.89
19839-2,243.33
198310-2,217.73
198311-2,214.88
198312-2,249.79
19841-2,134.78
19842-2,144.22
19843-2,155.10
19844-2,149.65
19845-2,109.92
19846-2,090.75
19847-2,283.24
19848-2,315.36
19849-2,305.81
198410-2,335.47
198411-2,318.94
198412-2,427.87
19851-2,568.38
19852-2,556.10
19853-2,582.29
19854-2,652.93
19855-2,719.55
19856-2,780.66
19857-2,729.35
19858-2,677.90
19859-2,717.95
198510-2,892.46
198511-3,045.60
198512-3,068.50
19861-3,243.31
19862-3,443.84
19863-3,538.25
19864-3,555.65
19865-3,667.06
19866-3,600.91
19867-3,683.04
19868-3,592.58
19869-3,589.35
198610-3,716.16
198611-3,779.67
198612-4,031.90
19871-4,292.43
19872-4,480.29
19873-4,441.92
19874-4,449.60
19875-4,649.76
19876-4,794.93
19877-5,104.39
19878-4,949.71
19879-4,362.98
198710-3,826.18
198711-3,775.11
198712-3,935.42
19881-4,066.42
19882-4,197.85
19883-4,160.65
19884-4,069.61
19885-4,313.71
19886-4,300.47
19887-4,226.57
19888-4,308.02
19889-4,471.79
198810-4,381.45
198811-4,483.36
198812-4,640.85
19891-4,793.99
19892-4,786.24
19893-4,956.86
19894-5,160.85
19895-5,335.94
19896-5,485.35
19897-5,742.66
19898-5,768.82
19899-5,785.33
198910-5,680.41
198911-5,835.87
198912-5,706.82
19901-5,562.60
19902-5,713.19
19903-5,724.39
19904-5,944.83
19905-6,133.28
19906-6,143.69
19907-5,660.72
19908-5,414.98
19909-5,289.58
199010-5,447.42
199011-5,697.27
199012-5,658.23
19911-6,314.97
19912-6,507.24
19913-6,654.22
19914-6,642.32
19915-6,665.37
19916-6,717.39
19917-6,897.35
19918-6,876.44
19919-6,888.93
199110-6,890.02
199111-6,954.45
199112-7,466.16
19921-7,421.30
19922-7,346.17
19923-7,365.59
19924-7,517.93
19925-7,418.01
19926-7,559.85
19927-7,631.04
19928-7,659.90
19929-7,569.36
199210-7,778.04
199211-8,032.48
199212-8,043.95
19931-8,182.65
19932-8,358.59
19933-8,246.44
19934-8,306.20
19935-8,378.07
19936-8,383.18
19937-8,530.93
19938-8,646.52
19939-8,753.90
199310-8,754.56
199311-8,832.23
199312-8,985.55
19941-8,978.75
19942-8,850.90
19943-8,554.72
19944-8,645.25
19945-8,741.05
19946-8,695.69
19947-8,963.70
19948-9,036.98
19949-8,996.85
199410-8,963.57
199411-8,871.63
199412-9,089.09
19951-9,436.21
19952-9,677.61
19953-9,988.80
19954-10,323.20
19955-10,651.31
19956-11,029.16
19957-11,085.76
19958-11,497.89
19959-11,602.82
199510-11,876.45
199511-12,278.96
199512-12,298.93
19961-13,025.10
19962-12,998.96
19963-13,024.58
19964-13,331.28
19965-13,501.74
19966-13,032.34
19967-13,433.18
19968-13,705.03
19969-14,269.61
199610-14,990.52
199611-15,170.14
199612-15,664.32
19971-16,347.46
19972-16,245.51
19973-15,692.31
19974-17,138.80
19975-18,053.47
19976-19,089.00
19977-19,155.39
19978-19,383.72
19979-19,702.66
199710-19,475.67
199711-19,988.78
199712-20,036.17
19981-21,318.92
19982-22,451.57
19983-23,216.20
19984-23,164.69
19985-23,191.67
19986-24,227.79
19987-22,538.87
19988-21,434.82
19989-21,711.51
199810-24,094.21
199811-25,083.06
199812-26,349.18
19991-26,331.60
19992-27,101.41
19993-28,253.22
19994-28,225.30
19995-28,052.63
19996-29,321.28
19997-28,214.58
19998-28,045.85
19999-27,688.98
199910-29,656.54
199911-30,489.51
199912-30,453.25
20001-29,698.60
20002-30,869.00
20003-31,308.78
20004-30,419.99
20005-31,382.32
20006-31,649.18
20007-31,946.59
20008-31,601.68
20009-29,953.89
200010-29,722.48
200011-28,735.67
200012-28,866.42
20011-28,249.76
20012-25,684.71
20013-25,799.96
20014-27,574.82
20015-26,916.15
20016-26,200.12
20017-25,664.11
20018-22,777.59
20019-23,502.83
200110-24,690.46
200111-25,052.44
200112-24,977.86
20021-24,140.41
20022-25,334.22
20023-24,443.86
20024-23,754.46
20025-22,347.96
20026-19,943.66
20027-20,170.78
20028-19,211.10
20029-18,948.48
200210-20,203.93
200211-19,994.80
200212-19,950.31
20031-18,670.53
20032-18,914.72
20033-19,914.53
20034-20,972.43
20035-22,168.74
20036-22,300.84
20037-22,263.75
20038-22,967.55
20039-23,433.29
200310-23,716.97
200311-24,443.61
200312-25,649.90
20041-25,928.62
20042-25,522.79
20043-25,769.88
20044-25,109.08
20045-25,826.62
20046-25,248.41
20047-24,898.08
20048-25,590.90
20049-25,617.15
200410-26,840.09
200411-27,572.14
200412-27,200.13
20051-27,657.42
20052-27,586.73
20053-26,922.19
20054-27,281.83
20055-27,876.77
20056-28,380.72
20057-28,468.70
20058-28,548.33
20059-27,799.16
200510-28,900.43
200511-29,520.10
200512-29,953.09
20061-29,948.10
20062-30,393.17
20063-30,635.81
20064-30,394.82
20065-29,572.40
20066-29,785.33
20067-30,467.94
20068-31,239.14
20069-32,368.72
200610-33,016.62
200611-33,725.91
200612-33,959.57
20071-34,501.58
20072-33,648.05
20073-35,054.63
20074-36,243.59
20075-36,368.60
20076-36,577.58
20077-35,040.91
20078-36,118.33
20079-37,198.86
200710-35,410.97
200711-35,849.43
200712-33,470.75
20081-32,947.28
20082-32,081.88
20083-33,443.37
20084-34,300.39
20085-32,843.80
20086-30,847.39
20087-31,498.44
20088-29,971.54
20089-23,919.21
200810-21,860.88
200811-21,784.10
200812-21,545.45
20091-20,101.36
20092-18,958.11
20093-21,294.08
20094-22,712.23
20095-23,363.81
20096-23,662.31
20097-25,583.87
20098-26,517.77
20099-27,155.02
200910-27,723.74
200911-28,340.83
200912-28,725.40
20101-27,892.80
20102-29,550.48
20103-30,758.49
20104-28,949.15
20105-27,923.32
20106-27,878.90
20107-28,119.67
20108-29,067.62
20109-30,398.17
201010-31,155.37
201011-32,312.40
201012-33,431.11
20111-34,484.48
20112-34,100.86
20113-34,858.23
20114-35,088.03
20115-33,802.89
20116-34,851.37
20117-31,226.60
20118-30,980.15
20119-31,915.41
201110-32,479.39
201111-32,984.37
201112-34,561.86
20121-36,000.54
20122-37,038.74
20123-37,024.58
20124-35,880.17
20125-35,466.68
20126-36,502.70
20127-37,739.30
20128-38,879.46
20129-38,795.04
201210-37,694.24
201211-38,514.29
201212-40,158.37
20131-41,095.28
20132-42,214.08
20133-42,827.78
20134-44,786.84
20135-44,286.22
20136-45,727.51
20137-45,842.98
20138-46,389.64
20139-47,371.97
201310-49,200.52
201311-49,949.19
201312-50,432.60
20141-50,367.02
20142-51,738.15
20143-51,842.51
20144-52,636.76
20145-54,319.20
20146-55,131.72
20147-54,896.33
20148-55,872.41
20149-54,393.70
201410-57,497.21
201411-57,861.68
201412-57,219.39
20151-58,837.21
20152-58,869.78
20153-59,386.90
20154-59,968.24
20155-59,707.08
20156-59,659.53
20157-58,213.15
20158-55,589.43
20159-57,989.29
201510-59,689.81
201511-59,031.45
201512-55,241.85
20161-54,938.07
20162-58,433.63
20163-60,088.04
20164-59,905.15
20165-60,544.04
20166-62,540.44
20167-63,290.46
20168-63,012.82
20169-62,693.99
201610-63,447.04
201611-65,950.64
201612-66,898.77
20171-68,622.38
20172-69,822.76
20173-69,715.23
20174-70,895.08
20175-72,154.48
20176-72,867.28
20177-73,047.85
20178-74,255.52
20179-76,286.26
201710-77,498.88
201711-79,733.55
201712-83,610.12
20181-81,196.55
20182-81,248.99
20183-79,897.03
20184-81,464.31
20185-83,185.62
20186-84,500.57
20187-86,571.52
20188-88,025.70
20189-84,637.60
201810-82,880.43
201811-78,270.20
201812-79,628.69
20191-84,270.16
20192-85,911.77
20193-89,110.45
20194-87,745.47
20195-88,978.07
20196-92,383.57
20197-89,487.88
20198-92,248.79
20199-92,257.83
201910-96,348.26
201911-98,727.41
201912-102,031.22
20201-102,155.77
20202-82,830.24
20203-86,407.36
20204-91,494.48
20205-97,449.19
20206-100,836.94
20207-106,779.77
20208-106,110.26
20209-107,941.73
202010-112,209.87
202011-116,990.10
202012-120,260.32
20211-123,256.64
20212-124,269.02
20213-131,751.86
20214-132,753.48
20215-135,156.88
20216-139,303.77
20217-142,347.78
20218-142,227.50
20219-142,870.62
202110-149,649.46
202111-150,046.64
202112-146,967.75
20221-142,701.91
20222-141,428.17
20223-141,595.49
20224-130,448.06
20225-126,052.76
20226-126,638.51
20227-134,803.39
20228-124,993.20
20229-121,129.44
202210-127,531.25
202211-127,545.07
202212-129,300.67
20231-133,369.73
20232-129,921.55
20233-135,113.50
20234-136,110.23
20235-142,837.05
20236-148,373.48
20237-146,893.25
20238-145,492.51
20239-141,073.45
202310-147,565.26
202311-155,202.12
202312-159,721.35
20241-166,428.49
20242-171,890.87
20243-170,156.27
20244-168,548.97
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Data Sources

The information on this page is derived from Robert Shiller's book, Irrational Exuberance and the accompanying dataset, as well as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly CPI logs.

Note that S&P index value for the current quarter is based on a moving average of closing prices, per Robert Shiller's methodology. The inflation data used is based on annual CPI averages.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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S&P 500 from 1952 to 2024
Start Value
Average monthly close
$24.19
End Value
Average monthly close
$5,064.20
Change in price+20,835.10%
+7.70% / yr
Change incl. dividends+181,791.36%
+10.93% / yr
Change incl. dividends, inflation-adjusted+15,272.83%
+7.21% / yr
Final amount, nominal
($100 base)
$181,891.36
Final amount, inflation-adjusted
($100 base)
$15,372.83