S&P 500 Intra-Year Declines and Annual Price Returns 1948 to 2017: Chart

One of the biggest factors that impact investor returns with equity investing is selling out when markets correct.  Patience and not panicking is the key to long-term success with stocks. Just as stocks can go up they go down as well. For instance, the S&P 500 has seen annual average declines of 13.8% since 1948. …

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Why Invest in International Small and Mid Cap Companies: Infographic

The small and mid cap universe of stocks is huge in the domestic market. For US investors, the international universe is much large with thousands of firms waiting to be discovered. To boost returns and potentially find multi-baggers investors can search for these firms in overseas markets. Some of the reasons for picking companies in …

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US Asset Class Returns by Year 1998 to 2017: Chart

Diversification is one of the most important strategies to follow when investing in equity markets. Putting all eggs in one basket is never a good idea. Many investors who piled into tech stocks during the dot-com era lost everything due to lack of diversification. Diversification can take many forms including spreading one’s asset among various …

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