The market’s response to COVID-19 has been volatile, but it’s important to look at how the market has performed when faced with similar epidemics in the past.
The charts below give historical performance of the S&P 500 Index during many epidemics over the past four decades.
The data demonstrates the market’s overall resiliency and the benefits of long-term investing. Click on the link for illustration.
THE HISTORICAL RESILIENCE OF THE STOCK MARKET DURING TIMES OF EPIDEMIC