Here's Why U.S. Stocks Have Performed So Well...

By Will Holt via our partners at

During 2011, in the midst of the federal debt showdown, there would have been very few investors who believed the S&P 500 would return 16% per year over the next five years, especially if they knew that company economic performance would only increase by 5%.

Why did the stock market do so much better over the last 5 years (period ending Sep 2016) than the actual economic performance of the companies that make up the index?

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