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Since the 2008 economic crisis, obtaining higher returns only through traditional investments (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) (IVV) has become quite difficult.
The stock market (VOO) has shown staggering growth since the 2016 presidential election, aided by promises of tax cuts, lighter regulations, a better job market, and higher infrastructure spending.