"The time to buy is when blood is running in the streets".---Baron Rothschild
It feels much better to buy assets while they're rising, but it's usually smarter to buy after they've been fallen for a while."-- Howard Marks
According to the Ivy Portfolio, the median country returns from 1903 to 2007 is 10.65% (all years), and 14.9% after three down years in a row.
Recent data by Dimson, Marsh, Staunton database, showed median country returns of 8.74% (all years) and 15.94% after three down years in a row, both suggest that you will double the median return of all years if you own a country ETF that is down three years in a row. It's a very rare occasion that only happens 3% of the time.
Now you know to be on the look out for single ETF'S that are down 3-years in a row or more.
Frank Zorrilla, Registered Advisor In New York. If you need a second opinion, suggestions, and or feedback in regards to the market feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-480-7463.