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Putting Investment Returns Into Perspective


How much would I need to invest in a money market account to earn $1,000 in one year?


5 years ago: $22,000
Now (October 2012): $3,300,000

That really puts returns into perspective. The national average for money market accounts was 4.54% in October 2007 and 0.03% in October 2012 according to BTN Research. Most money market rates we saw in October seemed closer to 0.01%; which means you would actually need to invest $10,000,000 to earn $1,000 in one year.


Source: BTN Research