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The Markets

Learn about what happens in the markets and the theories that can help explain why it moves the way it does.

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  • What is the stock market and how does it work?

    The stock market is a system that connects the buyers and sellers of equities. Investors typically access a stock market via an account at a broker. You can learn more about it here.

  • What is the average rate of return of the stock market?

    Stock markets are very unpredictable, and the historic performance of the market has varied significantly. However, looking at the historical performance of the S&P 500 from 1957 to 2018, the average rate of return is roughly 8%.

  • How do markets recover from a crash?

    While nobody can say exactly what the future will hold, we can look back at the past. To see how markets have recovered in the past, take a look at this article.

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