Ten Lessons You Should Learn From Recent Market History
by William Reichenstein
The S&P 500 muddled along reasonably well from 1987 through 1994, soared 20% or more each year from 1995 through 1999, and then recorded three straight losing years. Bonds also experienced good times and bad times over these years.
What are the painful lessons that we should learn from recent financial market history?
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In this article, I try to answer this question by providing my own Top 10 list of investment lessons. These lessons have a common theme, which is the major theme of this article: There is much to be said for the strategy of maintaining a fixed-weight portfolio of stocks and bonds with annual rebalancing.
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