If a spread bettor is able to interpret the signs and then react quickly enough, a falling bear market
can be every bit as profitable as a rising bull market.
His interpretation of the Dow Theory did a better job of navigating the 2007-2009 bear market
and subsequent bull market than any of the nearly 200 other stock market timing strategies monitored by the Hulbert Financial Digest.
The damage to stock prices was so great from the Showa Bear Market
that it took roughly 10 years after the initial bottom and a "modest" 2-year bounce of 2.
Financial planners are well positioned for this kind of work, he said, and the bear market
might have prompted them to take a second look at payout annuities.
The onslaught of the 2000 bear market
presented some financial planners with their first opportunity to test their skills--both investment and client management.
However, such wise advice is hard to follow "thanks to the exciting bull market of the 1990s," says author Sy Harding in his book Biding the Bear: How to Prosper in the Coming Bear Market
(Adams Media Corp.
Though the Dow is teetering on a bear market
, 44-year-old Alex Fried, an attorney from Calabasas, said he's confident his pension will perform in time.
A checklist of ten key indicators that must be in place for the end of a bear market
including five "minor" indicators that must show "green" before a bull market rally can form and five "major" indicators that confirm that a new bull market is emerging;
The most recent bear market
occurred between October 2007 and March 2009.
For this component of the investing public, Edelman counsels patience during the bear market
Because 412(i) plans are funded exclusively with insurance company contracts--either annuities or annuities and life insurance--the funds within the plans are protected against negative returns, bear markets
and poor investment judgement, according to Michael Schulitz, a Lincoln assistant vice president.
While the market has declined for three consecutive years, the r K bear market
is far from over.