Goldman, Gundlach, and Gross Are Worried About the Markets. Time to Get Out?
By Suzanne Woolley
On robo-adviser Betterment’s site, you can find a tool that shows the percentage of gains or losses over different investment periods in the S&P 500. You choose the investment period with a slider to see how time in the market can affect the likelihood of gains or losses. You can’t target a point at which you’d sell or get back in, but you can see how 72.8 percent of the 21,523 investment periods lasting 11 months resulted in gains for the 500-stock index, for example, and how 87.4 percent of 20,904 investment periods lasting five years showed gains.