It’s easy to get focused on the day-to-day of market movements: up one day, down the next; bullish or bearish.
But historically, the market (as measured by the S&P 500) has gone up and to the right.
Despite three major pull-backs (a bubble, recession, and a pandemic) the market is up over 846% since ’92. That’s an average of 7.92% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) per year. Meanwhile, a savings account was paying you less than 1% during that time.