Your Most Important Investment Chart

Stock markets rise and fall on any given day. This is important to know as a long term investor. However, over a long period of time, the stock market rises more than it falls. Click on the chart below to see the historical trends.

You can see from the chart:

When the stock market is rising, it rises for a long time as we are seeing in today's 9 year bull market.

  • When the market falls, it is for a shorter period of time.

  • These fluctuations help investors know when to buy and sell securities.

Otherwise, there would never be any growth in the economy. When the markets fall, it always signals a buying opportunity for a long term investor. Happy investing!