S&P 500 Returns and Fed Balance Sheet

S&P 500 Returns and Fed Balance Sheet This chart suggests the positive relationship between the Fed’s balance sheet expansion and S&P 500 returns. Image: Morgan Stanley Research

S&P 500 Return in First Five Days vs. the Full Year

S&P 500 Return in First Five Days vs. the Full Year Since 1950, when the stock market finished the first five days higher, the S&P 500 has been positive 82% of the time at year-end, with an average gain of 13.6%. Image: CNBC

S&P 500 Returns by Decade

S&P 500 Returns by Decade The S&P 500 closes the decade with nearly 190% gain. Image: Financial Times

S&P 500 Returns, Deconstructed

S&P 500 Returns, Deconstructed Chart showing that the U.S. stock market is back in its pre-2018 trendline. Image: Fidelity Investments