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Are You Missing out on the Longest Stock Market Gain in History?

S&P 500 Rises To Highest Level In Four Years
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The stock market is experiencing the longest bull run in history. The longest gaining streak ever.

At the worst point of the Great Recession, the market took a huge dip. The average person would look at their retirement account statement and feel like they lost everything they had saved.

But since the end of the crisis, the market started to gain. And it hasn’t stopped since.

In March of 2009, the S&P 500 hit a low of 666. Today it’s near 2500. What ever you would have had in there in 2009, would be worth four times that today.

If you have missed out on enjoying these gains, you’re not alone. Many people are not in the market for varied reasons.

Any fears you have on the market taking huge dives again, should be eased. The market will do that. But when it does it will recover.

When it dips, you haven’t lost anything, if you don’t sell. Time will bring the value back.

Look at it as if it were a piece of land. The value of the land goes down, but you still have all the land. Just wait, and in time the value of land goes back up to more than it was before it dipped.

It’s the same with stocks. As long as you don’t touch those stocks until you’re ready to retire, they’ll have plenty of time to recover their value and then some.

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