Intra-Year Declines of S&P 500 Index Since 1948

Intra-year drawdowns in the S&P 500 are common in the S&P 500 or any other index. The same can be said of any individual stock as well. Though S&P has had intra-year declines of an average of 13.4% since 1948 the annual price returns have been positive in 51 of the past 70 years.

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Source: Capital Group

The key takeaway for investors is that long-term success in equity investing involves being patient and not getting worried everytime the S&P 500 falls in any year.

Related ETF:

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

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