"Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing."
- Warren Buffett
Since 1937, the stock market has gone up 91% of the time over 10-year periods.
It may be a tough slog going forward, but that’s not much different than other difficult periods in history. The 1970s was no cakewalk. Vietnam, Watergate, gas lines, double-digit inflation, yet, including dividends, investors made money in every 10-year period involving the 1970s (i.e. 1967-1976, 1973-1982, etc.)
World War II didn’t do much to stop the stock market. Only the 10-year period ending in 1946 finished down — and that included several years of the Great Depression.
Over 10-year periods, the stock market goes up, and it goes up a lot. Including dividends, the market rises an average of 129% over 10 years, more than doubling investors’ money.
Source: Marc Lichtenfeld, Market Watch
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