This chart tracks annual returns on the S&P 500 based on when you invested and cashed in. While it’s a well diversified index, the volatility depending on when you invested is still pretty significant with some really big gains for people who timed things right — but most people will say that’s a result of way more luck than skill…
It’s better to be lucky than good.
Click through for the full chart (via NYT)

This chart tracks annual returns on the S&P 500 based on when you invested and cashed in. While it’s a well diversified index, the volatility depending on when you invested is still pretty significant with some really big gains for people who timed things right — but most people will say that’s a result of way more luck than skill…

It’s better to be lucky than good.

Click through for the full chart (via NYT)