While short-term downturns occur in the markets, the long-term trend has been firmly upward reflecting the growth of the Canadian and world economy. This FreshPlan Market Volatility infographic illustrates that historically, the markets recovered after each downturn demonstrating that ups and downs are part of stock market performance and something long-term investors are used to staying the courseand riding out.
“This infographic illustrates historical performance of the S&P/TSX Total Return Index for an investment in 1969”
Major financial events are highlighted and include the stock market crash of 1987, the US Financial Crisis and more. These events took additional time for recovery. More recents events illustrate the pandemic decline which recovered more rapidly. Although each event contribute significantly to the markets, the graph notes that recovery was strong afterwards. Offering a historical perspective to market downturns helps to start the conversation about ongoing ups and downs.
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