AEX Index Since Inception With And Without Dividends

Below is a chart courtesy of @beursanalist showing the AEX index since its inception in 1983 with and without dividends.

The AEX started on January 3 1983 with a starting price of € 45. As I write this blogpost the AEX index is at 350,74.

Aex Index including dividends

This chart shows how important compounding (the re-investment of your dividends) really is over a long term.

The return without compounding is roughly 677% over 30 years while the return with compounding is roughly 1900%.

Now I only need to get my hands on an AEX-inflation-adjusted chart.

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