From 1928 through the end of 2015 the S&P 500® Index has produced an average annualized return of 9.5%.
How many of those 87 calendar years do you think the S&P 500 returned between 9% – 10%?
In this brief video Ross explains why average is not normal.
Source: NYU dataset
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Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly.Returns represent past performance, are not a guarantee of future performance, and are not indicative of any specific investment.
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