Not much. The 5-year return of a specific investment is simply a historical snapshot of what has happened in the past. Especially for equities, it is an almost certainty that the next 5 years will look very different than the prior 5 years.
There are many theories and opinions related to how to how data such as this should or should not be used. In my opinion the most important thing to remember is that past performance should not be used to project future results.
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