In the 20-year period ending 2018, six of the best days in the market occurred within two weeks of the ten worst days.*
If you missed those six best days your annualized return for 20 years was 2.01%. If you stayed invested your annualized return was 5.62%.* This point emphasizes the importance of staying invested.
We understand that some clients may be concerned about recent market declines. We would invite you to view this recording of our client update on the impact of the Coronavirus (and other epidemics).
Highlighted above is a chart from our discussion showing the 12 epidemics that have occurred since 1980. The average 6-month recovery as been 8.8% and the 12-month recovery 13.6%. More importantly, the S&P 500 was positive within 6-months for 11 out of 12 of these epidemics.
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