Why Is There So Much Pessimism in the Marketplace Right Now?

We’re in the biggest bull market in history. The stock market has gone more than 10 years without a serious correction or recession. This year alone, the stock market has returned 20 percent year-to-date. Listen to Ric Edelman explain how this pessimism could be connected to a mistaken measurement.

An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing, do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.