After The Crash

Market Crashes from an Historical Perspective

  • Since 1928, there have been 87 market drops of 10% or more, compared to 23 market drops of 20% or more.
  • Since 1946, it has taken the market just 111 days, on average, to rise to its pre-crash levels.***

The reason stocks have historically returned more than fixed income over the long term is because stock holders endure the volatility of the market. Without the volatility that goes hand-in-hand with stock ownership, the risk returns associated with stocks would diminish and so would the attendant wealth.