Stock market declines over a few days or months may
lead investors to anticipate a down year. But the US stock
market had positive returns in 16 of the past 20 calendar
years, despite some notable dips in many of those years.
- Intra-year declines for the index ranged from 3% to 49.
- Many years with large intra-year declines saw positive
annual returns. In 16 of the last 20 years, US stocks
ended up with gains for the year.
- Even in 2020, when there were sharp market declines
associated with the coronavirus pandemic, US stocks
ended the year with gains of 21%.
Volatility is a normal part of investing.
Tumbles may be
scary, but they shouldn’t be surprising. A long-term focus
can help investors keep perspective.
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Indices are not available for direct investment. Their performance does not reflect the expenses associated with the management of an actual portfolio.
In US dollars.
Data is calculated off rounded daily returns. US Market is represented by the Russell 3000 Index. Largest Intra-Year Decline refers to the largest market decrease from peak to trough during the year. Frank Russell Company
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