Max Gains and Drawdowns for Investors by Decade

The most interesting thing I read today comes from Michael Batnick (Director of Research at RWM).

In a post titled “The Power of Defense” he discusses “the max gains and drawdowns buy and hold investors would have received over each of the previous eleven decades.”

I found the table below fascinating; every decade saw double digit drawdowns, even when measured in closing monthly prices.

 

 click for ginormous table
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Source: Irrelevant Investor

 

 

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