The S&P 500 – shifting horizons

The S&P 500 index 5 day view shows 3% decline and a bunch of volatility.

The 6 month view shows a ~17% decline along with more volatility.

The 5 year view shows a 61% gain and a clear march to recent highs with a few visible blips along the way.

The 20 year view puts all the above blips in perspective.

A couple of life lessons.

What feels like a big problem to us today is likely not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

It is hard to judge progress over short intervals.

Zooming out often puts things in perspective.

Ups and downs are an integral part of this life – in our days, weeks, and even in the stock market. Keep calm and carry on.