This Fund Has Kept The Same Shares For The Last 80 Years And Has Totally Beaten The Markets Since Then

Investing is a boring job… You will be amazed about how true these words of Warren Buffett are. Still don’t believe it? Here is the proof, the managers of the Voya Corporate Leaders Thrust haven’t bough any different stocks in their entire life, than those that were selected when the fund was founded. Even more, this fund hasn’t changed its portfolio for the last 80 years. Year 1935 was when the positions of the fund were opened and since then, nothing has changed with them, except their sizes. The thrust has showed really amazing results that has beaten all major US indexes since then. It has beaten more than 98% of all other investment funds for all this period. We couldn’t find information about the return on investment for the whole period of 80 years, but we found a nice graphic on their site, showing the return on investment of Voya Corporate Leaders Thrust series B from year 1970 to year 2014. It’s simply amazing, you can see the DOW 30 and S&P500 indexes are far from the performance of the thrust:

The performance of Voya Corporate Leaders Thrust series B compared to major US stock indexes, since 1970.

The performance of Voya Corporate Leaders Thrust series B compared to major US stock indexes, since 1970. A picture from:

These results clearly reveal the power of buy and hold strategy. A strategy used by another investment guru and currently one of the richest people in the world – Warren Buffett. All this makes it clear that investing is really easy and simple job. All you have to do to be extremely successful in it is to find some potential companies, buy some of their stock and just wait. That’s all these guys did and they made it really big. An investment of $1000 in 1970 would have reached the astonishing amount of $122 903 by the end of year 2014. So, if you are still wondering what investment strategy to employ for your investments, you should really think about the buy and hold strategy. Even with a small amount of money, this tactic can make miracles for you and your wallet.

If you liked the article, please, consider sharing it with friends on your favorite social site. This will help us write some more interesting stuff like this. Thanks!