Are The Five Stocks Driving The Market's Great Returns Overvalued?

Published Friday, October 15, 2021 at: 4:46 PM EDT

Including dividends, the S&P 500 Total Return index, in the five years ended September 30, 2021, gained an astonishing +118%, an average annual growth rate of nearly 24%! That’s more than double the stock market’s long-term annual total return of approximately +10% going back 200 years, as described by Wharton Business School’s professor Jeremy Siegel in his seminal book, Stocks for the Long Run!

The amazing return came despite the COVID pandemic bear market plunge in February and March 2020, when stocks plunged by -33.9%, the S&P 500 total return more than doubled in this fraught-filled five-year period.

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This article was written by a professional financial journalist for Meg Green & Associates. and is not intended as legal or investment advice.

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