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Stock Performance Around Recessions

This is an interesting post from March 15, 2015, by Ben Carlson, in which he discusses investing around recessions. Steve

Stock Performance Before, During & After Recessions

A few weeks ago I urged readers to get used to the fact that recessions are a fact of life that they need to get used to every 4-10 years or so. I shared the following table with each recession since the late-1920s:


The next logical step from here is the see how stocks performed in and around these past recessions. I only have monthly S&P 500 returns going back to the mid-1950s, but that was good enough to show the total returns leading up to, during and after each of the past nine recessions:


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