Distribution of U.S. Market Returns

Distribution of U.S. Market Returns Since 1926, annual returns between 20% and 30% are the most common. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 Index has gained 23%. Image: Center of Research in Security Prices

S&P 500 Return – Longest Bull Markets Ever

S&P 500 Return – Longest Bull Markets Ever Chart showing the longest equity bull markets ever. October 9, 2019 was the bottom in 2002 and peak in 2007. Image: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

Real S&P 500 Total Return and Bear Markets

Real S&P 500 Total Return and Bear Markets Very good chart showing the real S&P 500 total return and the time frame to recover from major bear markets, since 1900. Image: Real Investment Advice

Bull Markets (Total Return)

Bull Markets (Total Return) Since the March 2009 low, the S&P 500 is up 397% and remains in a long-term bull market. Image: Fidelity Investments

U.S. Stock Market Annualized Returns since 1872

U.S. Stock Market Annualized Returns since 1872 You may notice as the timeframes get longer, the frequency of losses rapidly decreases. During 1872 to 2018, there were no 20-year rolling periods with stock market losses. Image: Visual Capitalism