The greater the loss, the longer it takes
to break even

Source: Wells Fargo Investment Institute, as of September 30, 2021. For illustrative purposes only. There is no guarantee it will be possible to break even. All investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Key Takeaways

  • It is important to recognize that the more a portfolio loses in a downturn, the longer it takes to recoup those losses.