On the stock market earnings are generated for a long time. It is necessary to wait for the market to grow, to then sell at a profit (this is, if we talk about the value investing, not speculative) - Materials AMarkets.
However, losses occur as soon as possible when no one is waiting. Unpleasant feature, but what to do. The average bull market much longer than the average bear market - 97 months versus 18 months.
It is very important - so think long-term investors - to look for long opportunities for investment. These features are all correct to look for in a correction period - when the securities are sold without any clear fundamental motive. 2016 th year - the 8 th year of the presidential cycle. The average yield on US shares for the 8th year for all presidential terms since 1901 - it is something around 14%.
Players with Wall Street joke - if you like 2000 and 2008, and the like 2016. However, it should be noted that 10-15 years ago, the Fed could afford a lot more flexibility. To illustrate the idea - in September 2000, Greenspan raised the rate to 6.5%. A year later, the rate was lowered to 3%, and by mid-2003 - up to 1%.