Stocks Are Forever. That Doesn’t Mean Now Is the Time to Buy. | EUROtoday

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James Mackintosh

Updated Jan. 12, 2024 12:00 am ET

If you’re discovering it laborious to recollect the pandemic, you’re in good firm: Investors have already consigned the Covid chaos to historical past.

Someone who put $1,000 within the S&P 500 in December 2019—when the primary infections occurred in Wuhan, China—and reinvested dividends would have made 6.8% annualized after inflation and had $1,299 by the top of final 12 months. That return is bang in keeping with the annualized return traders have acquired within the inventory market since 1802.

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