Economics and markets

Why to focus on long-term market results

April 13, 2023

A line chart shows the daily returns of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index from January 1, 1980, through December 31, 2023. The chart shows that the best and worst trading days often occur within days of each other. Ten of the 20 best trading days occurred during years with negative total returns, while 11 of the 20 worst trading days occurred in years with positive total returns.
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