Sensex Monthly Returns

This is an update of the earlier article on Historical Sensex Returns, which gives complete details about Sensex’s yearly returns. In this article we analyze the monthly and yearly returns of the Sensex in the last 10 years. As we can seen from the table below, except for the year 2008 and earlier couple of years, the returns from the index have been well over 15% and the returns were as high as 73%. Also one can see after the fall of over 50% in the year 2008, the following year’s returns were about 81%.

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As we can note from the above table, the average returns for the past 10 years is around 18.3%. Hence if an investor is investing in an index fund or ETFs like Nifty Bees , over a longer time frame of 5-7 years, the returns are spectacular. The important point to note here is that, though the index has almost regained its previous peak of 21000 in 2008,  many of the individual stocks are still languishing around 2008 levels. This again emphasis the fact the investing in diversified mutual funds, like HDFC Top 200 or Index ETFs is safer and better, than investing in individual stocks,  to get better returns from the markets.

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