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March 9 is the anniversary of the stock market hitting its low point in the recession of 2009. What lessons can investors learn looking back?

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A Stock Market Anniversary Lessonâ?Š Donâ??t Be a Loser

March 9 is the anniversary of the stock market hitting its low point in the recession of 2009. What lessons can investors learn looking back?

Tomorrow is an important anniversary for investors.

On March 9, 2009, U.S. stocks hit their recession low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to 6,547, a level not previously seen since April 1997. The S&P 500 fell below 700, which was as a 13-year low.

Well, nearly eight years ago to the day, there werenâ??t many investors who thought that stocks would more than triple by now, with the Dow ascending to the 21,000 mark and the S&P 500 vaulting near 2,370.

Yet thatâ??s what happened.

10-Year Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart. Source: BigCharts.com

Unfortunately, many investors missed out on a lot of that upside, and many more continue to let one BIG factor keep them from achieving their goals.

That factor is fear.

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Jim Woods is a freelance financial journalist specializing in the markets and the economy. He champions the cause of liberty from a secured location deep inside the Golden State.

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