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S&P historical returns for 5 best periods

Graph source: Robert Shiller

Year: 1999

Increase over previous 5 years: 213.9 percent

If you were invested in tech stocks, you were partying like it was 1999. The millennium was almost over, markets were surging, and the bubble wouldn't burst until the following year.

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