A good bench mark to follow is the the S&P 500 Index. This is the index by Standard and Poors’, of America’s 500 largest corporations.
In July 1981 (Just 40 years ago) the index as show below….
was at 130 points.
Fast forward 40 years from then, to now.
The index is at 4297 points.
Imagine buying an S&P Index fund in 1981, when it was at 130 points……