Nice chart here from Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg Surveillance showing the S&P 500’s returns in total compared to missing the 3 and 5 best days of each year. As you can see, the returns suffer enormously when you’re not in the market on the 3 and 5 best days. Of course, this also implies an all equity allocation and doesn’t take into account the potential for better risk adjusted returns by missing the negative days, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
A Few Good Days….
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Mr. Roche is the Founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC.Orcam is a financial services firm offering asset management, private advisory, institutional consulting and educational services.He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance and Understanding the Modern Monetary System.