Today’s Chart of the Day from Visual Capitalist shows the impact of missing just a few positive days over the last 20 years. If you've followed the blog for a while, you already know that missing just a few days can be devastating to your account. As an example, investing $10,000 and missing just 40 out of the previous 5,040 trading days, your investment goes from $65,000 to only $8,048.
This chart also notes something new: Seven of the 10 best days took place during bear markets, where the market was down 20% or more. This reinforces the idea that selling when the market is down is not a good move.
Samuel serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for the Crews family of banks. He manages the individual investment holdings of his clients, including individuals, families, foundations, and institutions throughout the State of Florida. Samuel has been involved in banking since 1996 and has more than 20 years experience working in wealth management.
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