I recall during the market and housing crash of fall 2008 that many savers were running from the stock market. As panic ensued, the strategy of “buy high, sell low” became commonplace, and those who stayed the path of regularly saving and investing in equities were viewed as risky and idealistic. This prompted me to write two publications on how people fared in various investments. it turned out that by 2011 those who had purchased stocks instead of selling them recovered the best. Now, five years from the crash, a video I came across from the Wall Street Journal could not have explained it any better. Take a look: If You Invested $10K at Dow Bottom, Five Years Ago.