Every now and then, stocks fall—sometimes by a lot. But as the chart below shows, the S&P 500 Index has bounced back strongly after each instance of a 25% drop or more during the last 60 years. The lesson for investors: short-term pain has often been followed by long-term gains.
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As of 9/30/23. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. Performance starts the first day of the following month. Source: Morningstar and Hartford Funds.
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S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks, and does not include the reinvestment of dividend payments.
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