What Are the Long-Term Average Annual Returns on Investments?

According to the investment research firm Ibbotson Associates, these were the annual returns on various types of investments from 1926 through 2015:

* Small company stocks: 12.0%

* Large company stocks; 10.0%

* U.S. Government bonds: 5.6%

* U.S. Treasury bills: 3.4%

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