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Examining prior volatility of the stock market

James Sawdon
James Sawdon

The stock market, represented by the S&P 500, soared to new heights on March 28th, peaking at an impressive 5,254 points, only to encounter a slight setback of 5.5% just three weeks later. This pullback was likely the result of the market adjusting to 1st quarter earnings reports and economic data as investors continue to sort out the impact of higher than expected inflation and interest rates.

Examining prior volatility of the stock market

A retrospective analysis spanning over 40 years illuminates the market's inherent volatility, with intra-year drops being a common occurrence. On average, such drops amount to 14.2%. Despite the surprise factor, it's important to recognize these fluctuations as a natural part of market dynamics.

Delving deeper into market history reveals an intriguing pattern: despite periodic dips, the market has delivered positive yearly returns in 33 of the past 44 years. This resilience serves as a poignant reminder: disciplined investors who adhere to a diversified, long-term strategy are better equipped to navigate through periods of volatility with confidence and composure.

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