|From WebSurfinMurf's Financial Blog|
This image is old, but quite a interesting comparison chart.
This chart compares the annual returns of the stock market since it's inception to today.
And guess what? The worst annual returns we have ever seen was 1929 and 2008, in percentages.
NOTE: If in 2009, the annual return was an additional 40%, that would be considered an improvement year over year, but obviously not for those with money in the market since 2006 or adding to it currently.
I have a huge rant in me, about the government debt machine and treatment of blue collar America, but that's for another day.