Don’t anticipate 30% stock returns each year. That’s where dividends enter into play.
2019 had been good to investors. U.S. stocks had been up 29% (as calculated by the S&P 500 index), making the marketplace’s negative return in 2018 — the very first calendar-year negative return in 10 years — a remote memory and overcoming worries over slow international financial development hastened by the U.S.-China trade war.
While about two from every 36 months are good for the stock exchange, massive comes back with nary a hiccup as you go along are not the norm. [Read more…]