History shows that investors lose far more money as a result of their own actions than markets lose for them.

As markets reach new all-time highs, investors who “stayed the course” have benefited from the long running bull market.

Since 2009, when the broad market S&P index hit its low of 667, we have seen a substantial increase in value, with the Dow rising from 6,470 to 15,035, and S&P from 667 to 1,606 and the NASDAQ from 1,265 to 3,422.  The market has been up 17 consecutive quarters from the low.  This was a rally that no one trusted and few liked, but proved its resilience.  Those who pulled to the side lines missed this huge rally.

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