10 Best & Worst Years to Invest Since 1871

by InvestorPlace Staff | July 24, 2012 11:26 am

Deciding when to invest is always difficult, but imagine how difficult it would be if you owned a time machine! With so many choices, the following graphic from World Beta[1] might come in handy. It gives a great summary of the best years to invest since 1871 — and the worst. To get to either extreme, though, you’d have to go back over 50 years: 1948 held the glory days for ten-year returns, while 1910 wasn’t so hot. Have a look:

CAPES 10 Best & Worst Years to Invest Since 1871[2]

-Alyssa Oursler, InvestorPlace Editorial Assistant

Endnotes:
  1. World Beta: http://www.mebanefaber.com/2012/07/23/the-10-best-and-worst-times-in-history-to-invest/
  2. [Image]: http://www.mebanefaber.com/2012/07/23/the-10-best-and-worst-times-in-history-to-invest/

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