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If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching the stock market claw its way back from the 2022 bottom to new all-time highs, you may be asking yourself if you’ve missed your opportunity. Maybe not. The table below shows that, even if it takes the market a full year or longer to set a new high, the returns over the following 12 months have been overwhelmingly positive.

New S&P 500 Index
All-Time Highs
Returns (%) One Year Later
9/22/1954 42.82
9/24/1958 12.64
1/27/1961 12.40
9/3/1963 13.50
5/4/1967 5.05
3/6/1972 4.40
7/17/1980 9.00
11/3/1982 19.91
1/21/1985 21.20
7/26/1989 7.00
2/14/1995 37.20
5/30/2007 -7.90
3/28/2013 18.33
7/11/2016 14.00
3/28/2024 ?
Avg Annualized Return (%) 15.00






As of 3/31/24. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. Forillustrative purposes only. S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks. The chart lists the dates and annualized performance figures for each instance in which a new all-time market high for the Index occurred one year or moreafter the previous all-time high. Data Sources: Ned Davis Research, Morningstar, and Hartford Funds.


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