Since the summer of 2020, after a brief pandemic-driven bear market, the stock market experienced a historic rebound. From date to date, the S&P 500 experienced a 1-year return of +45.83%. Those investors, who chose to stay in the market, had the opportunity to experience the benefits of this recovery.
When you try to time the onset of bear markets, you must be right twice – both when you get out, and, when you get back in. This is almost impossible to do consistently and successfully, and inevitably means missing out on potential growth.
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1 S&P Dow Jones Indices
Investors cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes have no fees. Historical performance results for investment indexes do not reflect the deduction of transaction and/or custodial charges or the deduction of an investment management fee, the occurrence of which would have the effect of decreasing historical performance results. Actual performance for client accounts will differ from index performance.
S&P 500 Index represents the 500 leading U.S. companies, approximately 80% of the total U.S. market capitalization.