See how $1 invested in the total U.S. market grew from 1927-2013—as well as what was in the headlines in Time Magazine.
As the video shows, short-term news events generally have little long-term effect on the market’s continuing growth. Worth 3:05 of your time during those times when headlines make you nervous. There is no such thing as the best time other than while you are alive.
Many worry about inflation – match a time frame in the video against the same time frame using the U.S. Historical calculator found here.