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