Let's answer this question with analogy to the worst case scenario- the biggest crash in the history of Indian stock market.
The worst crash was on two consecutive days- 21 Jan and 22 Jan during the 2008 recession time. On both these days, the BSE Index Sensex fell over 2,000 points. Moreover, there were 7 trading days when the Sensex fell over 1,000 points in 2008.
Here is the graph of Sensex for last 30 years. Notice the big fall during 2008 market crash.
However, the point to note here is that even if you have invested at the peak of 2008 during the worst stock market crash, and stayed invested for the next 2 years, your investment would have bounced back. Moreover, if you had remained invested for the next 8-10 years, the returns would have been decent from the market.
It's no point denying that there is always a risk involved while investing in the stock market.
Nevertheless, if you are investing in fundamentally strong companies for long term, the risk can be minimised and you can get amazing returns from the market.
I hope it helps. Happy Investing.
I am a specialized Analyst and working in securities exchange for most recent 15 years.
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