Fact #5: The Best Days In History Have Been Followed By The Worst

We always say that the stock market tends to move in waves. We will see ups and downs, but the idea is to invest in stocks that through the ups and downs, we end up with reasonable long-run gains.

These ups and downs tend to be very dramatic right before the crash. In fact, throughout the history of the stock market, the largest crashes happened just after the biggest gains.

Interestingly, two of the best days in the history of the Dow Jones took place just before the floor fell out of the stock market in October of 2008. The same is the truth for the stock market crash of 2002 and the stock market crash of 1987. Just take a look at the chart of the biggest moves in the history of the Dow Jones here.

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