Stock Market Has Become a 2011 Performance Leader

Friday, May 13, 2011

For over two years, many investors have viewed the U.S. stock market as a poor investment. The reasons cited ranged from too risky to unpopular to low return expectations.

Nevertheless, investors haven’t sat on their hands, earning near-zero returns in money market funds. They have actively invested in other investment areas.

The surprise might be that, through it all, the U.S. stock market has risen fairly steadily. These gains have produced significant cumulative returns without the need to assume inordinate risk.

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