If Wall Street has taught investors anything, it’s the value of being patient. Since 1950, there have been 38 double-digit percentage declines in the broad-based S&P 500. Despite these somewhat regular declines in the market, the S&P 500 has eventually put each and every one of these double-digit drops in the rearview mirror.
Not only does the market favor investors who take a long-term view, but it’s become particularly welcoming to those folks who don’t have Warren Buffett’s bankroll. With most online brokerages doing away with minimum deposit requirements and commission fees, it’s easier than ever to put any