Recently there was a thread on twitter which said ITC share price was back to exactly where it was 5 years ago. Same was the case with few other companies too. This got me thinking. I did a small exercise and added few companies to a test portfolio in Valueresearch to check if it was even worth investing in them. However, the 5 year timeline was depressing to look at except for few companies. So I decided to go back by another 5 years. I added roughly a 1 lakh worth of shares with purchase price as on 17th September 2019. 15 companies in total. Some I own right now and some I track. The results were shocking to say the least. Even with companies that performed horribly over the last one-two years the CAGR is over 25% for a decade. That's an excellent return. I have only taken well known companies to keep the illustration simple. Thought it may seem this is all in the hindsight, it will help us understand that long term investment works best. So keep the faith, research well, and stay the course. That's what I intend to do. Dividends, splits, and bonuses have been accounted for.