If you'd invested at the very top of the last market cycle–October 9, 2007, you'd now have slightly more than doubled that investment (according to the Wall Street Journal) despite the vomit-inducing period of the next few years where you watched your money cut in half.
That's all fine but when I saw that mentioned as a sort of passing statement in the WSJ article, I immediately thought…
I wonder how an indexed universal life insurance policy (given the same parameters of a lump sum dump in) would have fared during the same time frame?
So…we punched up the numbers to find out.
If you're curious…listen to the full episode to hear the result.