S&P 500 Total Returns

The total returns of the S&P 500 index are listed by year. Total returns include two components: the return generated by dividends and the return generated by price changes in the index. While most individuals focus only on the price returns of the index, dividends play an important factor in overall investment returns.

S&P 500 Total Returns

Year Total Return
2016 11.96
2015 1.38
2014 13.69
2013 32.39
2012 16.00
2011 2.11
2010 15.06
2009 26.46
2008 -37.00
2007 5.49
2006 15.79
2005 4.91
2004 10.88
2003 28.68
2002 -22.10
2001 -11.89
2000 -9.10
1999 21.04
1998 28.58
1997 33.36
1996 22.96
1995 37.58
1994 1.32
1993 10.08
1992 7.62
1991 30.47
1990 -3.10
1989 31.69
1988 16.61
1987 5.25
1986 18.67
1985 31.73
1984 6.27
1983 22.56
1982 21.55
1981 -4.91
1980 32.42
1979 18.44
1978 6.56
1977 -7.18
1976 23.84
1975 37.20
1974 -26.47
1973 -14.66
1972 18.98
1971 14.31
1970 4.01
1969 -8.50
1968 11.06
1967 23.98
1966 -10.06
1965 12.45
1964 16.48
1963 22.80
1962 -8.73
1961 26.89
1960 0.47
1959 11.96
1958 43.36
1957 -10.78
1956 6.56
1955 31.56
1954 52.62
1953 -0.99
1952 18.37
1951 24.02
1950 31.71
1949 18.79
1948 5.50
1947 5.71
1946 -8.07
1945 36.44
1944 19.75
1943 25.90
1942 20.34
1941 -11.59
1940 -9.78
1939 -0.41
1938 31.12
1937 -35.03
1936 33.92
1935 47.67
1934 -1.44
1933 53.99
1932 -8.19
1931 -43.34
1930 -24.90
1929 -8.42
1928 43.61
1927 37.49
1926 11.62