Annual stock market returns are unpredictable, but “up” years have occurred much more frequently than “down” years in the United States. That may be reassuring to investors, especially if they find market downturns unsettling.
The stock market tends to reward investors who can weather annual ups and downs and stay committed to a long-term plan.
This report was first published by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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