This content will be shown in the summary on the main blog page. Click on this text to edit it. 
The impact of missing just a few of the market’s best days can be profound, as this look at a hypothetical investment in the stocks that make up the S&P 500 Index shows. Staying invested and focused on the long term helps to ensure that you’re in position to capture what the market has to offer. 
 
A hypothetical $1,000 turns into $20,451 from 1990 through 2020. 
Miss the S&P 500’s five best days and the return dwindles to $12,917. Miss the 25 best days and that’s $4,376. 
There’s no proven way to time the market—targeting the best days or moving to the sidelines to avoid the worst—so history argues for staying put through good times and bad. 
 
Missing only a few days of strong returns can drastically impact overall performance. 
Share this post:

Leave a comment: 

Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings