Bull and Bear Market Impact on Returns – An Australian Example

How do Bull and Bear Markets impact returns? The following chart shows the impacts based on three contribution strategies from an Australian perspective. The returns are from 1980 thru the end of June, 2020. Consistent monthly contributions yielded the highest return than a single one-time lump sum payment. Similar to the US market, the chart …

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Australian Bull and Bear Markets Since 1970: Chart

Stocks tend to earn higher returns relative to other assets over the long-term. This is because despite corrections and bear markets that can occur on a regular basis, over many years stocks go up more than they go down. To put it another way bull market returns are higher than bear market declines most times. …

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The 2020 Vanguard Index Chart: Australian Edition

One of the main factors for success with investing in equity markets is the ability to stay in the market regardless of market conditions. Trying to get out and get in is a fool’s game. Markets can move violently in both directions in a short span of time and its impossible to know when that …

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The 2019 Vanguard Index Chart: The Australian Edition

Diversification and investing for the long-term are the key ingredients for success in equity investing. I found the following chart from Vanguard showing the returns of various assets over the long-term (from June-1989 to June-2019) in the context of the Australian market: The 2019 Vanguard Index Chart: Click to enlarge Financial Year Total Returns of …

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