What was the average return for holding the DAX for 10 years? 112%

You probably don’t know, nor did we, so we have done the check.

The DAX started at 1000 points on 31 December 1987. It closed the year 2016 at 11481 points. That gives a compound average return of 8.8% per annum. Who is asking for more?

OK, we have also checked the annual performance in every single year since 1987. Here are the results, assuming that you would have hold the DAX for 10 years. This gives us a total of 20 investment periods (assuming that you would have invested on the 1 January of the period and sell on the 31 December at the period end).