You’ve heard the investment commentators berate investments in the U.S. stock market lately. They note that the Dow Jones Industrial average, which measures values in the stock market, has been trading over 14,000 for the past month -- but isn’t that where it peaked in September of 2007?
Their conclusion is that it’s folly to invest your money in the stock market since it’s had a zero return over the past five years. Other indexes measuring the U.S. stock markets, such as the S&P 500, have confirmed this 'lagging' performance.
This conclusion demonstrates the hazard of relying on 'static' analyses, …Read More