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Chart of the Day: Every 2.5 Years

Posted by Samuel A. Kiburz on Feb 7, 2023 12:00:55 PM

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chart shows negative years in red and positive in green

Today's Chart of the Day comes from A Wealth of Common Sense and shows the annual returns of the stock market since 1928. There were 69 positive years versus 26 negative years. This results in a negative year on average of every 2.5 years. For the last few years, we’ve become used to a string of consecutive positive ones, which has made it tough to remember that negative ones are a normal course of business.

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