June 21, 2022

Market declines are part of investing

Despite the fact that stocks have moved steadily higher over long periods of time, history tells us that bear markets (an extended 20% or more decline) and other difficult patches aren't permanent. The good news is that corrections (a 10% or more drop), bear markets (extended periods of 20% or more declines), and other difficult patches haven't lasted forever.

According to data from 1952-2021, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index has dipped 10% or more about once a year, and 20% or more about every six years. Although past results are not indicative of future results, downturns have been followed by recoveries and, over time, new market highs.

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