Distribution of Calendar Year Returns: Dow Jones since 1900

Distribution of Calendar Year Returns: Dow Jones since 1900 The chart shows the calendar year returns on the Dow Jones since 1900, from lowest to highest. It also show that an average return (black bars) does not really exist if we take into account the distribution of calendar year returns since 118 years. Image: Jeroen Blokland

S&P 500 Intra-Year Declines vs. Calendar Year Returns

S&P 500 Intra-Year Declines vs. Calendar Year Returns The US stock market experiences a pullback every year. Even if the S&P 500 hits all-time high after 6 months without a record high, keep in mind that it won’t be any different this year.

S&P 500 Largest Pullbacks in the First Five Months of Each Year

S&P 500 Largest Pullbacks in the First Five Months of Each Year Over the last 50 years, the S&P 500 has performed the first five months of the year without a decline of at least a 2.5% pullback only once in 1995. The US stock market experiences a pullback every year. Even if the S&P…