Do ASX 200 shares go up or down?

Looking at this data, one thing is abundantly clear: ASX 200 shares go up far more often than they go down. Over these 10 years, just 2 delivered negative returns. And in 5 out of 10 years, the annual return for the ASX 200 was more than 10%. In fact, 3 out of 10 years gave investors a near 20% return.

Does the ASX 200 have a negative return?

Over these 10 years, just 2 delivered negative returns. And in 5 out of 10 years, the annual return for the ASX 200 was more than 10%. In fact, 3 out of 10 years gave investors a near 20% return. I like those odds.

How long will ASX 200 shares be profitable in 2022?

Here is that same data in graph mode: ASX 200 10-year Returns | Chart: author's own | Data: S&P Global So this just goes to show exactly how lucrative owning shares can be on a long-term basis. Out of 10 years, just one year of negative returns. That could be two by the end of 2022, but we'll have to wait and see on that one.