Updated September 7, 2023, at 11:40 AM
The decade between 2009 to 2019 marked a ten-year market bull run. It was almost felt like investment mistakes disappeared for a while. What felt like an endlessly growing economy gave investors confidence and assurances that markets aren’t designed to provide. A global pandemic brought on a rude awakening in 2020.
Historically speaking, 2020 was a relatively stable year despite the pandemic. It did, however, serve as a wake-up call to investors everywhere, reminding them that markets are inherently uncertain.