This page shows you if an investment in the past would have been successful, and how it compares to the national benchmark for investing (the S&P 500).
Let’s say a company has continuously overperformed the S&P 500 since 2012. This indicates that the company has been doing well and will likely continue in the future.
Some investors would prefer to invest in a company that has shown to perform well, while some may see tremendous value in a stock that has yet to perform well, in hopes that the company will in the future. Investing in companies that have performed well against the S&P 500 can protect your personal assets, but investing in unproven companies can generate bountiful gains. AMD and Netflix are great examples of this. They were once both terrible stocks to invest in, but they are now currently two of the best-performing companies on the stock market. That said, this page will help you find underperforming stocks.