S&P 500 Intra-year Declines and Year Total Returns 1980 To 2021: Chart

Intra-year declines in the equity markets are a common occurrence. At the risk of stating the obvious, stocks never only go up always. In any given year, stocks decline significantly though the course of the year for any number of reasons but end up the year with a positive total return. Stomach-churning volatility can shake …

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Canada S&P/TSX Composite Index Annual Returns 1924 To 2020: Chart

Stocks tend to yield a positive return over the long term. This is true in many equity markets of the world including Canada. From 1924 thru 2020, Canadian stocks as represented by S&P/TSX Composite Index have earned investors a positive return 73% of the time. To put it another way, positive years trump negative returns. Click …

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