If You'd Put $1,000 Into Intel Stock 20 Years Ago, Here's What You'd Have Today

Intel stock has been a huge disappointment for long-term investors.

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Imagine a company that has enjoyed overwhelming success in its key markets for ages, and also claims one of the most valuable and recognizable brands in the world. Indeed, this company is so important to both its sector and the broader economy that it's been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for nearly a quarter of a century. 

One would expect shares in this blue chip company to have been an outstanding buy-and-hold bet. And to be fair, for a good long while, they were. 

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Dan Burrows
Senior Investing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Dan Burrows is Kiplinger's senior investing writer, having joined the august publication full time in 2016.


A long-time financial journalist, Dan is a veteran of SmartMoney, MarketWatch, CBS MoneyWatch, InvestorPlace and DailyFinance. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Senior Executive and Boston magazine, and his stories have appeared in the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. As a senior writer at AOL's DailyFinance, Dan reported market news from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a weekly video segment on equities.


Once upon a time – before his days as a financial reporter and assistant financial editor at legendary fashion trade paper Women's Wear Daily – Dan worked for Spy magazine, scribbled away at Time Inc. and contributed to Maxim magazine back when lad mags were a thing. He's also written for Esquire magazine's Dubious Achievements Awards.


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Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University.


Disclosure: Dan does not trade stocks or other securities. Rather, he dollar-cost averages into cheap funds and index funds and holds them forever in tax-advantaged accounts.