A table comparing S&P 500, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Philadelphia Semiconductor Index over the years since its inception and annualized returns

Index

Note: All figures exclude dividends.

A table of 4 major market index

YearDJIADJIAS&P500S&P500NasdaqNasdaqPHLXPHLX
 ReturnIRRReturnIRRReturnIRRReturnIRR
188538.05%38.05%      
18864.44%20.07%      
1887-8.41%9.71%      
18884.82%8.47%      
18895.51%7.87%      
1890-14.15%3.84%      
189117.63%5.71%      
18926.58%5.82%      
1893-24.59%1.91%      
1894-0.57%1.66%      
18952.28%1.71%      
1896-1.70%1.42%      
189722.02%2.88%      
189822.48%4.17%      
18999.19%4.49%      
19007.01%4.65%      
1901-8.70%3.81%      
1902-0.42%3.57%      
1903-23.61%1.93%      
190441.76%3.62%      
190538.19%5.05%      
1906-1.92%4.72%      
1907-37.73%2.38%      
190846.63%3.93%      
190914.98%4.35%      
1910-17.85%3.39%      
19110.39%3.28%      
19127.58%3.43%      
1913-10.35%2.92%      
1914-5.09%2.64%      
191581.66%4.55%      
1916-4.19%4.27%      
1917-21.71%3.37%      
191810.51%3.57%      
191930.45%4.25%      
1920-32.90%2.99%      
192112.72%3.24%      
192221.74%3.69%      
1923-3.25%3.50%      
192426.16%4.02%      
192530.00%4.58%      
19260.34%4.48%      
192728.75%4.99%      
192848.22%5.82%      
1929-17.17%5.24%      
1930-33.77%4.19%      
1931-52.67%2.45%      
1932-23.07%1.84%      
193366.69%2.87%      
19344.14%2.90%      
193538.53%3.50%      
193624.82%3.87%      
1937-32.82%3.02%      
193828.06%3.44%      
1939-2.92%3.32%      
1940-12.72%3.01%      
1941-15.38%2.65%      
19427.61%2.74%      
194313.81%2.91%      
194412.09%3.06%      
194526.65%3.41%      
1946-8.14%3.21%      
19472.23%3.20%      
1948-2.13%3.11%      
194912.88%3.26%      
195017.63%3.46%      
195114.37%3.61%      
19528.42%3.68%      
1953-3.77%3.57%      
195443.96%4.06%      
195520.77%4.28%      
19562.27%4.25%      
1957-12.77%4.00%      
195833.96%4.35%      
195916.40%4.50%      
1960-9.34%4.31%      
196118.71%4.48%      
1962-10.81%4.27%      
196317.00%4.42%      
196414.57%4.55%      
196510.88%4.62%      
1966-18.94%4.30%      
196715.20%4.42%      
19684.27%4.42%      
1969-15.19%4.16%      
19704.82%4.17%0.10%0.10%    
19716.11%4.19%10.79%5.31%14.12%14.12%  
197214.58%4.31%15.63%8.64%17.18%15.64%  
1973-16.58%4.05%-17.37%1.46%-31.06%-2.67%  
1974-27.57%3.63%-29.72%-5.73%-35.11%-12.05%  
197538.32%3.96%31.55%-0.34%29.76%-4.94%  
197617.86%4.10%19.15%2.23%26.10%-0.36%  
1977-17.27%3.84%-11.50%0.41%7.33%0.71%  
1978-3.15%3.77%1.06%0.48%12.31%2.09%  
19794.19%3.77%12.31%1.60%28.70%4.75%  
198014.93%3.88%25.77%3.59%33.26%7.30%  
1981-9.23%3.74%-9.73%2.41%-3.21%6.30%  
198219.60%3.89%14.76%3.31%18.67%7.28%  
198320.27%4.04%17.27%4.25%19.87%8.20%  
1984-3.74%3.96%1.40%4.06%-11.31%6.68%  
198527.66%4.17%26.33%5.33%31.49%8.17%  
198622.58%4.34%14.62%5.85%7.36%8.12%  
19872.26%4.32%2.03%5.64%-5.25%7.29%  
198811.85%4.39%12.40%5.98%15.40%7.72%  
198926.96%4.58%27.25%6.96%19.24%8.30%  
1990-4.34%4.49%-6.56%6.27%-17.81%6.82%  
199120.32%4.63%26.31%7.11%56.86%8.79%  
19924.17%4.63%4.46%6.99%15.45%9.08%  
199313.72%4.71%7.06%6.99%14.75%9.32%  
19942.14%4.68%-1.54%6.64%-3.20%8.77%-29.99%-29.99%
199533.45%4.91%34.11%7.58%39.92%9.87%43.24%0.14%
199626.01%5.08%20.26%8.03%22.71%10.34%20.82%6.61%
199722.64%5.23%31.01%8.78%21.64%10.74%7.89%6.93%
199816.10%5.32%26.67%9.35%39.63%11.66%32.27%11.57%
199925.22%5.48%19.53%9.67%85.59%13.63%100.98%23.07%
2000-6.18%5.37%-10.14%8.97%-39.29%11.28%-17.08%16.32%
2001-7.10%5.26%-13.04%8.20%-21.05%10.06%-6.56%13.18%
2002-16.76%5.05%-23.37%7.08%-31.53%8.44%-46.19%4.21%
200325.32%5.20%26.38%7.60%50.01%9.51%75.85%9.80%
20043.15%5.19%8.99%7.64%8.59%9.48%-15.41%7.23%
2005-0.61%5.14%3.00%7.51%1.37%9.24%11.18%7.55%
200616.29%5.23%13.62%7.67%9.52%9.25%-2.60%6.74%
20076.43%5.23%3.53%7.56%9.81%9.26%-12.21%5.26%
2008-33.84%4.84%-38.49%6.03%-40.54%7.53%-48.47%0.36%
200918.82%4.95%23.45%6.43%43.89%8.33%71.06%3.76%
201011.02%4.99%12.78%6.58%16.91%8.54%14.09%4.34%
20115.53%5.00%0.00%6.42%-1.80%8.28%-11.61%3.39%
20127.26%5.02%13.41%6.58%15.91%8.45%3.46%3.39%
201326.50%5.17%29.60%7.05%38.32%9.07%41.05%5.01%
20147.52%5.18%11.39%7.15%13.40%9.16%29.99%6.08%
2015-2.23%5.13%-0.73%6.97%5.73%9.09%-2.59%5.67%
201613.42%5.19%9.54%7.03%7.50%9.05%34.67%6.79%
201725.08%5.32%19.42%7.27%28.24%9.43%38.23%7.95%
2018-5.63%5.24%-6.24%6.98%-3.88%9.13%-8.43%7.24%
201922.34%5.35%28.88%7.37%35.23%9.61%60.75%8.92%
20207.25%5.37%16.26%7.54%43.64%10.21%50.93%10.24%
202118.73%5.46%26.89%7.89%23.20%10.45%41.97%11.24%

Annualized return rate since inception

Excluding dividends, the annualized returns of the four major indices since inception to the end of last year are:

  • Dow Jones, 137 years to 2021: 5.46%
  • S&P 500, 52 years through 2021: 7.89%
  • Nasdaq, 51 years until 2021: 10.45%
  • Philadelphia Semiconductor, 28 years until 2021: 11.24%
Index
Credit: CNBCNews.com

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