Thirty Years of Reasons
March 11, 2020
Over the past 30 years number of significant negative events have affected the world, yet the markets have always rebounded. I believe the current disruption (Coronavirus) will be no different when viewed in history’s rearview mirror.
Thirty years ago, on January 1, 1990, the S&P 500 closed at 353.40. Today the S&P exceeds 2,750*.
During the 2008-2009 financial panic Warren Buffett famously said, “For 240 years it's been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start.” I believe that sentiment holds true today.
Here are some of the significant events over the past 30 years that could have given pause to investors, causing them to miss out on the market's rise:
Persian Gulf War
Collapse of the Soviet Union
Bombing of World Trade Center
Orange County, CA, files for bankruptcy
Oklahoma City bombing
US Budget Crisis / Gov’t Shutdown
Russian Financial Crisis
President Clinton Impeached
Dot-com Bubble Bursts
N5H1 (Avian Flu)
War in Iraq
Indian Ocean Tsunami
North Korea’s First Nuclear Test
Great Recession / Financial Markets Seize
Stock Market Collapse
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
US Gov’t Shutdown
Collapse of Oil Prices
Economic Slowdown in China
Brexit and President Trump Elected
President Trump Impeached
It’s always unsettling when a significant event causes your portfolio to temporarily lose value but, as you can see from the chart above, it’s a fairly common occurrence. Often times, the best move is no move at all.
Please stay healthy and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
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* You cannot invest directly in an index