Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Article #4 (from Dimensional Fund Advisors)

US Equity Returns Following Past Downturns

Mar 18, 2020

Sudden market downturns can be unsettling. Sticking with your plan helps put you in the best position to capture a recovery.
A broad market index tracking data since 1926 in the US shows that stocks have generally delivered strong returns over one-year, three-year, and five-year periods following steep declines.
Fama/French Total US Market Research Index Returns
July 1926-December 2019
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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Eugene Fama and Ken French are members of the Board of Directors of the general partner of, and provide consulting services to, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Short-term performance results should be considered in connection with longer-term performance results. Indices are not available for direct investment. Their performance does not reflect the expenses associated with the management of an actual portfolio.
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