The global stock markets are in continual motion, yet the U.S. stock exchanges do close for most national holidays. The annual typical deviation of immediately after-inflation returns has averaged about 18 %, which means that about two-thirds of the time, stock returns will be in a variety from −12 % to +24 percent more than a twelve-month period. They might lead to alterations in inflation and interest rates, which in turn might affect stock costs. But as the holding period becomes higher, the frequency of stock outperformance becomes very large. Apple’s stock went from about $7 per share to a pre-split $625 per share peak a get of 8,828%.
Morgan Stanley has developed several indexes for international stock markets abroad, including the EAFE (Europe, Australasia, and Far East), which includes nearly all non-U.S. stocks. On other occasions, stock movements were triggered by accumulated optimism or pessimism of investors. An act of terrorism can also lead to a downturn in financial activity and a fall in stock costs.