War Times & The Stock Market

Wars and conflicts have been a constant throughout history, however recent events might cause us to look at how the stock market has performed during past times of war. The chart below shows the S&P 500 Index level since 1927 and several of the major wars and conflicts since then. Though uncertainty may temporarily shape the market, we believe seeing the market’s overall resiliency can help maintain a long-term perspective.

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