The Daily Difference: Tune Out The Noise

Last week we talked about focusing on the fundamentals and not letting the news headlines cloud investing judgment. For all of us who appreciate a visual representation, we really like this graph. Below in blue, is a depiction of the average annual return of S&P 500 since 1950.  The orange shows the 2014 year to date return of the same index.  The market remains right on pace for the historical ~9% average return.  What a great representation of why not to try and time the markets. image001

Graph source: RyanDetrick

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