Published Friday, November 12, 2021 at: 8:08 PM EST
Here are 21 crises that occurred since 1957 charted against the performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, a benchmark of the stock market and proxy for measuring the progress and strength of the United States.
Looking back on 64 years of modern American history, here are five observations to help investors plan for the decades ahead:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index closed Friday at 4,682.85, fractionally off its all-time closing high reached earlier in the week. The index gained +0.72% from Thursday and is down -0.31% from last week. It is up +70.67% from the March 23, 2020, bear market low. For more information about the effect of the change in valuation of stocks versus bonds, please contact us.
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