Source: Business Insider
UPDATE: We’ve shown the opposite over the years as well — here is what happens if you manage to miss the worst days.
• Missing Best & Worst Days in Markets – April 28th, 2011
• Missing Best & Worst Days of S&P500 – September 14th, 2010
The fascinating wrinkle about this is they often occur around the same time. Avoiding the worst yet still catching the best is a very very challenging trick to execute.