Fascinating Study Investment Returns over 96 Years

The results of a DFA (Dimensional Fund Advisors) recent study on the distribution of investment returns over the last 96 years may surprise you. This study looks at the S&P 500 and the many factors that have affected its performance, from wars to market crashes. How many negative market returns and corrections have we seen, and how often does a major market crash occur? This and more today on ThinkSmart with Senior Financial Advisors Rob McClelland and Mike Connon.

 

Key points:
(02:31): How often does a major market crash occur?
(02:55) How good are returns over 96 years?
(03:48) How many times and how much has the stock market been down?
(06:01) What about the good stuff?
(09:14) What do good companies do when bad things happen?
(10:44): Where do we stand right now?
(11:50) How do all these factors apply to having a long-term strategy?

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