Investing in the stock market can be volatile, which may tempt some investors to pull out of the market to avoid the bad days. However, it is impossible to predict when good and bad days will happen. This chart shows the potential effect that pulling out of the stock market could have on a portfolio. An investor does not have to miss many good days to feel the financial impact over time. We believe investors will be rewarded for sticking with their investment plan.
Growth of 10K Invested in the S&P 500 Index: 12/31/79 to 6/30/22
Source: Bloomberg. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns are total returns. The illustration is not indicative of any actual investment and excludes the effects of taxes and brokerage commissions or other expenses incurred when investing. These returns were the result of certain market factors and events which may not be repeated in the future. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 companies used to measure large-cap US stock market performance. An index cannot be purchased directly by investors.
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