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About IndexView

IndexView helps you visualize long term trends in economic data. It includes long term S&P 500 data going back to 1871 as well as housing and indicator data. Use it to understand the average market returns in multiple ways including with and without inflation and dividends.

Use the boxes at the top left or scroll on the graph to select a time period. Different statistics on the left give you a sense of how much the market grew during the time period shown. You can overlay other data on the graph using the box in the top right to see how data sets relate.

This app was created by Tristan Hume in collaboration with Mr. Money Mustache as a way to showcase the power of the stock market to multiply investments hundreds of times over a lifetime.

The source code for this tool is on Github