Embrace The Thrill Of Long-Term Investing in America

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If you have a minute, check out this article from  The New York Times that came out sometime last month:

Since many of us use the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index as a proxy for the market, let’s take a look at the period from 1950 to 2012 to see how often we’re likely to feel positive, based on how often we check our investments:

If you checked daily, it would be positive 52.8 percent of the time.

If you checked monthly, it would be positive 63.1 percent of the time.

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If you checked quarterly, it would be positive 68.7 percent of the time.

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