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How Much Will Your Investments Be Worth in One, Five, and Ten Years?
Investors are concerned today as the market corrects, the trade war threatens to be long term, the Trump tax cut effects are wearing off, and earnings are taking a hit. But, one needs to put things in perspective when looking at long term investing. When making investment decisions, ask yourself how much will your investments be worth in one, five, and ten years.
Stock Market Investment Perspective
The New York Times has an interesting article in this respect. Despite recent losses, stocks are riding high when you look at the longer term.
Lately, the markets have been rattled about the prospect that a protracted trade war with China could begin to take an economic toll at a time when global growth is slowing.
Viewed over a longer period, however, corrections often begin to look less severe.
Even after the current sell-off, for instance, the S&P 500 through the end of last week was up more than 16 percent since President Trump’s inauguration and more than 23 percent higher since Election Day 2016.
And, if you look at the market since the depths of the financial crisis, the S&P 500 is up three hundred percent. The Times article gives us a bit of perspective.