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  Compound Annual Growth Rate

CAGR of the Stock Market

This calculator lets you find the annualized growth rate of the S&P 500 over the date range you specify; you'll find that the CAGR is usually about a percent less than the simple average.

Year and Return

Date Range

Jan 1 to Dec 31   

Average rate: %
True CAGR: %
Standard Deviation:     %
$1.00 grew to:

(These returns are just capital gains, not dividends; if you owned an S&P 500 index fund with low fees you would have made more money than this.)

CAGR Approximation

rave: %         StdDev: %         CAGR: %
(Approximation. You can change any of these inputs.)

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