Here What To Know To Invest Wisely

Published Friday, January 13, 2023 at: 7:07 PM EST

With the bear market turning eight months old on Friday, and stocks 16.6% lower than their previous all-time high on January 3, 2022, it’s wise to remember that putting up with stock volatility has been well worth the risk over the past two decades. The equity risk premium illustrated here shows the reward received annually for tolerating the risk of owning stocks versus owning a risk-free investment. Stocks, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500, averaged a 9.8% annual return in the 20 years — more than seven times the 1.2% annualized return on risk-free 90-day U.S Treasury bills. Subtracting...

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This article was written by a veteran financial journalist based on data compiled and analyzed by independent economist, Fritz Meyer. While these are sources we believe to be reliable, the information is not intended to be used as financial advice without consulting a professional about your personal situation.

Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. Investments with higher return potential carry greater risk for loss. Past performance is not an indicator of your future results.










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