- After the 1929 crash, it took the market 14 years to break even.
- The 2008 market crash wiped out 12 years’ worth of gains.
- After taxation and inflation, bonds have negative returns most of the time. Yet, from 1969 to 2009 (40 yrs.), government bonds outperformed the stock market. Outperformed only by 0.6% but still, outperformed.
- From 1969 to 1981 (12 yrs.), the market returned 105%. During those 12 yrs., the inflation rate was 150% which means that stock market investors got a negative 55% return!
- Gold annual return rate since 1926 stands at 0%. Yet, for the nine years from 2000 to 2009, the stock market fell by 9% and gold went up by 180%!
- Since 1928, cash has outperformed the US market in one-third of all the years.
- The stock market has had a negative return in one out of every four years. Cash has never had a down year.
- Once a decade, the stock market has been down over by 30%.
- Based on history, over the next five decades, there will be seven to ten recessions.
- Japanese stock market is in its third lost decade. It is trading at just over 1/2 of its peak in December of 1989.
Yet investors can profit in that environment. How?
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