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2020 – S&P 500 Return and Year in Headlines

Happy New Year to all! 

As we turn the page to 2021, last year certainly turned out to be an eventful year. With all that happened, the stock market seemed to be disconnected from day-to-day reality and traded mostly on future expectations of improvement. Here is a chart developed by Avantis that we found interesting, which plots the major events in 2020 against the performance of S&P 500 – underscoring the difficulty of attempting to market time and importance of sticking with your long-term financial plan.

As Much of 2020 That Fits on One Page

S&P 500® Index Cumulative Total Return, Headlines, and Weekly Government Money Market Flows During 2020

Data from 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2020. Source: ICI, FactSet, Avantis Investors. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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