bear market

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bear market

A market in which prices are falling.
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Noun1.bear market - a market characterized by falling prices for securitiesbear market - a market characterized by falling prices for securities
securities industry, market - the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor"
Translations
dumbungsmarkaðursvartsýnismarkaður
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Using the definition above the chart below shows the bull and bear markets (in chronological order) since 1926 to the end of 2017.
The US stock market has been going gangbusters for a number of years, so it can be easy to forget that bear markets are still possible.
Referring to my compilation of monthly S&P Composite and related data, I found that there have been just 13 bear markets in the US since 1871.
Historically, most stock market corrections have averaged a decline of 15% and are much shorter in duration compared with full-blown bear markets.
Nearly one-half (12 of 26) have dropped over -30% with the average loss for bear markets being -34% over a year and a half's time.
Historical Bear Markets--None Like the Heisei 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.
Bear Tracking A lookat past bear markets, and how long it took investors to recover.
Remember that bear markets are part of the stock market cycle.
Technical Analyst Smita Sadana Analyzes the Worst Bear Markets of the Past 100 Years and Shows How to Pinpoint When the Stock Market Turns
Even in bear markets, investors can take comfort in knowing they are buying shares at low prices that may turn into higher values in the future.
Over the very long run, bear markets in equities have lasted 20 years on several occasions, and for ten years much more often.