According to data from Standard & Poor's, that wasn't the case during the last two bear markets
In some cases, bear markets
can have extremely short life spans.
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.
In other words, there were only four cyclical bear markets
in Japan in the 39 years from 1950 to 1989, with the average loss being 41 percent and the average duration being 20 months.
The defense in a bear market
is to build a diverse portfolio of value and growth mutual funds, individual stocks, and bonds, and to keep your cash in a high-yield money market," explains Richmond Heights, California-based financial advisor Joyce Muse-Harris.
In a bull market, the overall trend is up and the opposite is true for a bear market
com, Sadana traces the worst bear markets
of the past century to expose signs of false rallies and help stock market investors avoid establishing long positions in the markets too prematurely before the bear market
As Zander and fellow presenters pointed out, annuities are the only financial product that can avoid the devastation a bear market
can wreak early in retirement, and that can keep on paying no matter how long the investor lives.
With a possible bear market
coming, many investors likely feel a strong urge to sell all their stocks and park the money in cash or other stable haven, such as bond mutual funds.
In summary, bear markets
generate and then punish optimism, just as bull markets generate and then punish pessimism.
Knowing in 2000 about "Three Tops and a Tumble", three Special Reports written with the market above 10,900, that each predicted a Bear market
and a recession was coming ?
We are about to reach the 2nd Anniversary of the October 9th, 2002 Bear market
bottom and THE day of Jack Schannep's last Capitulation which marked it.