The Beardstown Ladies have seen it all — from the stock market soaring in the '80's and the dot-com bubble in the '90s, to the housing collapse in 2008 and the Great Recession that followed.
The famed investor club of 16 women began in Beardstown, Illinois, in 1983 with just $1,600, and the women have been at it ever since.
While the election of Donald Trump and the subsequent market rally — with the Dow Jones industrial average nearing 20,000 for the first time — are welcome news to the women, their investment strategy remains the same.
"We like to invest in things that we know, and things that we understand, but we also have to look at the numbers too. We can't just say 'Oh, just because we like this particular restaurant.' We should invest in it if the numbers aren't there for profit," said Buffy Tillitt-Pratt, 64, a member since 1988.
They also follow what they call the "Three E's" — enjoyment, education and of course, earnings.