Sensex Historical Returns

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Historical Sensex returns for different time periods
  • Find here Sensex historical returns since inception i.e. 1979.
  • Sensex annual rolling return is calculated from closing index values as on last trading day of March.
  • Sensex yearly return is absolute return.
  • Sensex historical 5, 10 years rolling return is compound return (CAGR).
  • Values before 1992 are re-based by Bombay Stock Exchange.
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Sensex Annual Rolling Returns

YearSensexAnnual Return
1979100
198012929%
198117334%
198221826%
1983212-3%
198424516%
198535444%
198657462%
1987510-11%
1988398-22%
198971479%
19907819%
19911,16850%
19924,285267%
19932,281-47%
19943,77966%
19953,261-14%
19963,3673%
19973,361-0.2%
19983,89316%
19993,740-4%
20005,00134%
20013,604-28%
20023,469-4%
20033,049-12%
20045,59183%
20056,49316%
200611,28074%
200713,07316%
200815,64420%
20099,709-38%
201017,52881%
201119,44511%
201217,404-10%
201318,8368%
201422,38619%
201527,95725%
201625,342-9%
201729,62117%
201832,96911%
201938,67317%
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Sensex 5 Years Rolling Returns

YearSensex5 Years Return
1979100
1980129
1981173
1982218
1983212
198424520%
198535422%
198657427%
198751019%
198839813%
198971424%
199078117%
19911,16815%
19924,28553%
19932,28142%
19943,77940%
19953,26133%
19963,36724%
19973,361-5%
19983,89311%
19993,740-0.2%
20005,0019%
20013,6041%
20023,4691%
20033,049-5%
20045,5918%
20056,4935%
200611,28026%
200713,07330%
200815,64439%
20099,70912%
201017,52822%
201119,44512%
201217,4046%
201318,8364%
201422,38618%
201527,95710%
201625,3425%
201729,62111%
201832,96912%
201938,67312%
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Sensex 10 Years Rolling Returns

YearSensex10 Years Return
1979100
1980129
1981173
1982218
1983212
1984245
1985354
1986574
1987510
1988398
198971422%
199078120%
19911,16821%
19924,28535%
19932,28127%
19943,77931%
19953,26125%
19963,36719%
19973,36121%
19983,89326%
19993,74018%
20005,00120%
20013,60412%
20023,469-2%
20033,0493%
20045,5914%
20056,4937%
200611,28013%
200713,07315%
200815,64415%
20099,70910%
201017,52813%
201119,44518%
201217,40418%
201318,83620%
201422,38615%
201527,95716%
201625,3428%
201729,6219%
201832,9698%
201938,67315%
1 Year5 Years10 Years
Rolling Return Occurrences403631
Negative Return Occurrences1331
Probability of Loss33%8%3%
Sensex Returns FromCAGRMultiplied
1979-198922%7
1989-199918%5
1999-200910%3
2009-201915%4

Conclusion

  • As the investment duration shortens (around 1 year), risk and volatility increases.
  • As the investment duration widens (around 5/10 years), return increases, while risk and volatility decreases.
  • Developing countries provide better returns compared to developed countries.
  • Investing during developing stage provides you higher rate of returns but with increased amount of risk.
  • In the long term, Sensex outpaces inflation.