What would your $1 be worth now? - By Jennifer Hester

Jennifer Hester |

See how $1 invested in the total U.S. market grew from 1927-2013—as well as what was in the headlines in Time Magazine. As the video shows, short-term news events generally have little long-term effect on the market's continuing growth.

Hypothetical value of $1 invested at the beginning of 1927 and kept invested through December 31, 2013. Assumes reinvestment of income and no transaction costs or taxes. This is for illustrative purposes only, and not indicative of any investment. Used by permission from LWI Financial Services, Inc. LWI Financial Inc. (“Loring Ward”) is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities transactions are offered through its affiliate, Loring Ward Securities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.