I still remember 2005 which was after that crazy run in 2003-2004. If you are basing what the market will do on YOUR own experience in the market, then perhaps you have self-con yourself.
Here is an aggregation of different years. There is a forumer who believes 2017 is going to be drab. almost all recent years in memory have been drab:
- 1987: Flash crash
- 1997: Asian Financial Crisis
- 2007: Great Financial Crisis
What I said about 2005 as an outlier means that basing your investment decisions strictly on this is a rather dangerous endeavor.
[Hat Tip All Star Charts | Why the Decennial Cycle is Bullish for 2015]