Savings and Investments


How do stocks perform versus bonds?

Over the long-term, stocks are more likely to outperform bonds. The table below summarizes the odds of doing better with stocks versus bonds if you are able to keep the money invested and not withdraw it.

Number of Years Invested Likelihood Stocks Will Earn More
1 80%
5 70%
10 80%
20 91%
30 99%


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