I thought I would put some perspective on what is going on.
The market made 70 NEW highs last year alone. In order to make NEW highs declines are a part of the formula. The declines have historically attracted new money in order to surpass the OLD highs.
In the attached chart, we look at the the S&P 500 Index since 1926 and compare the average annual total return of the last 95 years.
Although stock market returns fluctuate significantly, since 1926, the S&P 500 index produced positive returns 74% of the time, with an average of 21.2%. In 26% of those years, the return was negative, with an average of -14.1%.
The Media always has a reason for the current events but as you can clearly see it is has historically been the same Monkey but different Circus.
This is why we have been rewarded for owning Securities that represent some of the best run businesses in the World.
Keep the Faith.
Peace and Harmony..
Jaimie & Iris
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