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Support our journalism. Subscribe today. If you have 10 years or more to retirement, the ups and downs of the stock market could stabilize and give you a good return. “Stocks are reliable if you have a time horizon of 10 years or longer,” Christine Benz, director of personal finance for Morningstar, said in response to readers questioning staying in stocks. “When we look at Morningstar’s database for ‘rolling’ 10-year returns of the S&P 500 — meaning May 2010 to May 2020, June 2010 to June 2020 and so on — there have been 23 10-year periods when stocks are negative, out of 891 10-year observations since 1936. Most of those bad 10-year periods occurred during the last finan... Full story

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