In One Chart: Check out this graphic and sleep tight on your retirement account

“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”

But in a less-morbid twist on that “Fight Club” quote, it’s safe to say that, on a long enough timeline, the win rate in the stock market reaches 100%.

“While it’s true that putting your money on the line is never easy,” Jeff Desjardins of the Visual Capitalist blog wrote in a post, “the historical record of the stock market is virtually irrefutable: U.S. markets have consistently performed over long holding periods, even going back to the 19th century.”

As proof, he pointed to this animation from The Measure of a Plan blog, which shows the performance of the U.S.

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