The stock market has consistently produced more booms and busts than the housing market but has also had better overall returns as well. Over the last 90 years, there have been several investments that have experienced extreme volatility, but one stands out above the rest.
The U.S. stock market has long been considered the source of the greatest returns for investors, outperforming all other types of investments including real estate, bonds, and commodities. However, within the stock market itself, there have been certain sectors or individual stocks that have exhibited extreme volatility.
One investment that has consistently produced the most volatile returns over the last 90 years is the technology sector. Companies in this sector, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, have experienced tremendous growth but have also endured significant downturns. The rapid pace of technological innovation, changing consumer preferences, and market disruptions have contributed to the volatility in this sector.