I create the graph by typing the following into the symbol window: SPY*.5+TLT
It shows also that the mood of the country might have been pretty bad going into the election since the combined portfolio had fallen roughly 8% going into the election.
However, since the US Presidential election it has been a steady uptrend and a gain of 9%, which excludes reinvested dividends as part of the return.
ALSO - that is breaking out to new highs even with the stock market off .74% today with the $DJIA down 162 points as I type.
Tim 11:34AM EST 9/5/2017
1:34PM EST, Oct 17, 2017
YES, THE PURCHASE AT THE BOTOM OF THE TREND WOULD BE WISE BUT I AM NOT SURE IF A PURCHASE AT THE MIDDLE IS APPROPRIATE AS THE SENTIMENT IS NEUTRAL. SORRY ABOUT THE CAPLOCK...