Mind-Blowing Stock Statistics!

After finding 20 crazy investing facts last week, I found these wild stats the other day…

Click here for the entire list.

One really interesting fact is that today, 90% of trade volume in the stock market is robotic quantitative and computer algorithms. The trades you and I make on Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, Stash and the like are initiated by humans (us), but executed by a computer.

In terms of returns over the 20-year period 1998 to 2018, the U.S. NASDAQ was the best-performing major index in the world by far, with a return of 468%. The next best was the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 191%. This goes to show that there is no better investment than the great American stock market.

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

 

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How Long Do Stock Market Corrections Last?

Hi, friends.  A short post this evening, as we in the U.S. ease into the Thanksgiving holiday…

So…corrections.  What are they?  Are we in the midst of one?  How long do they last?

The definition of a correction is when a stock market average drops by 10% from its high.

Currently the Dow is down around 7%, the S&P 500 is down 8.5%, and the NASDAQ is down 13%.  So yes – we are in what can be termed a correction.

How long can we expect this downturn to last?  It’s impossible to know for sure, but if history is our guide, the typical correction lasts three to four months.  When you consider that the market peaked in late August, we will probably be in sell mode for the rest of the year.

Stay the course.  Buy and hold.  You’ll be glad you did!

I wish all of those celebrating a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day!

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)