S&P historical returns for 5 best periods

Graph source: Robert Shiller

Year: 1998

Increase over previous 5 years: 155.4 percent

The rise of the Internet pushed tech stocks higher and higher throughout the late 1990s. Stock markets soared as investors pumped money into a brand new industry. The bubble eventually burst, but not before some staggering gains on Wall Street.


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