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Created: March 26, 2022
Modified: May 14, 2024

Bear Market

Joel Johnson, CFP® and Kara Sundlun discuss bear and bull markets on this weekend’s episode of Better Money on WFSB.

Some notable differences between the two are:

  • Bull markets, on average, last 1764 days and provide a return of about +180%. Ideally, you’ll want to purchase at the lowest point, ride the upwards trend, and then sell at the highest point.
  • Bear markets last about 349 days and have an average rate of return of -36% ride. During a bear market, ride out the lows and leave the money untouched.

The economic downturn of 2007-2009 resulted in a 17-month long bear market, lasting almost 8 months longer than the average. If someone sold during this period of time, the money they took out of the market would never recover.

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