S&P 500 Gains Outside Regular Trading Hours

S&P 500 Gains Outside Regular Trading Hours The S&P 500 loves the night, after the market closes. Since 1993, the real profits have come outside regular trading hours. Image: The New York Times, Bespoke Investment Group

S&P 500 Total Returns in Years After 30%-plus Gains

S&P 500 Total Returns in Years After 30%-plus Gains Since 1950, when the S&P 500 Total Return has been up more than 30%, it was up nearly 15% on average in the following year and the U.S. economy rarely has fallen into recession. Image: LPL Financial LLC

S&P 500 Annual Gains

S&P 500 Annual Gains The S&P 500 hits new record after U.S. and China strike deal to ease growing trade tensions. Image: Financial Times

Years Without a 20% Gain for the S&P 500 Index

Years Without a 20% Gain for the S&P 500 Index This great chart shows the number of years without a 20% gain since 1950. Could the S&P 500 gain 20% this year? Image: LPL Financial LLC

Annual Performance of S&P 500

Annual Performance of S&P 500 The S&P 500 Index gained 29% in 2019, its best performance since 2013, boosted by economic data, Fed rate cuts, and the US-China phase-one trade deal. Image: Credit Suisse Research