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USA: Stock market return, percent: For that indicator, Global Financial Development Database provides data for the USA from 1961 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 7.52 percent with a minumum of -22.95 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 34.05 percent in 1983. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Stock market return is the growth rate of annual average stock market index. Annual average stock market index is constructed by taking the average of the daily stock market indexes available at Bloomberg.