Monday , 25 September 2017


2013 vs. 2007: An infographic on the Dow Then & Now

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I believe Americans feel that investing in the stock market  today isinvesting counterintuitive because of unemployment statistics, dysfunction in Washington and ongoing negative news about the U.S. economy….Take a visual look at what investors may be feeling in our new infographic…and you can see some of the reasons investors have thrown in the towel.

So writes Frank Holmes (www.usfunds.com) in edited excerpts from an introduction to his firms latest infographic* entitled How to Keep Calm and Invest On.

This article is presented compliments of www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds) and www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) and may have been edited ([ ]), abridged (…) and/or reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

Holmes goes on to say in further edited excerpts:

It costs about a dollar more for each  gallon of gas. Over six million more Americans are unemployed, fewer people are  in the labor force and almost 50 million are using food stamps. Consumer confidence  is vastly different today than it was back then.

The U.S.  financial situation is also vastly different. The economy is growing much  slower, the size of the balance sheet is ballooning and debt has skyrocketed.  It’s no wonder that gold was about $750 per ounce back in 2007; now, it’s  double that. It cannot be disputed, however, that  the Dow doubled from its 2009 low.

Dow Then and Now

The market noise of today will not be going away.  However, investors can gain confidence in the following wisdom of the crowd. As  famous investor Benjamin Graham said, “The  individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a  speculator.” Keep calm and invest on.

Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.

*http://www.usfunds.com/investor-resources/investor-alert/how-to-keep-calm-and-invest-on/ (©2013 U.S. Global Investors, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Distributed by U.S. Global Brokerage, Inc.)

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