Marc Lichtenfeld returned to MarketWatch to demonstrate one way to win, no matter what happens in Washington:
As an investor, you should constantly be striving to learn as much as you can about market history, how markets work, different types of analysis, etc.
For example, did you know that since 1937, the market has gone up 91% of the time over 10-year periods? That puts me at ease considering the upcoming election and the fact that I have absolutely no faith that either presidential candidate or Congress will do much to improve the economy.
It may be a tough slog going forward, but that’s not much different than other difficult periods in history. The 1970s was no cakewalk. Vietnam, Watergate, gas lines, double-digit inflation, yet, including dividends, investors made money in every 10-year period involving the 1970s (i.e. 1967-1976, 1973-1982, etc.)
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