General Electric has one of the richest histories in Corporate America, and following its story is like listening to an oral history of the 20th century. Its worker training was legendary, and its former CEOs loom larger than life. General Electric products are everywhere, from your lightbulb, to your washing machine, to the engine in a Boeing 777.
This just in: US equities have been on a rampage for the last decade.
Here's a fun fact: If you invested $100,000 in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF at the peak of the market in 2007 your investment would have plummeted to a low of $43,500 in March of 2009. However, had you stayed the course and not sold at the bottom, your original investment would have more than doubled on a total return basis at present market levels.