Can we just agree that it’s been hard to be an investor this year? And yet here we all still are. We're here because more than 100 years of market history suggest that there’s no better place for your money to grow over a period of years that will include boom, bust, and so-so economies—and bear and bull markets, too.
So, where are we exactly at this point in the fourth quarter of a year dominated by a bear? Let’s look at some charts as we consider the way forward.