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Will the Bear Market End with a Bang or a Whimper?

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Bear markets don’t historically end after only four weeks. Dropping dramatically then advancing back to new all-time highs for a “V” shaped recovery.

That is not to say that we should rule that scenario out. It is just that I believe that is a very low odds outcome based on what I am seeing in market technicals and how bear markets of the past have played out.

Below is a chart of the S&P 500 that shows the current bear market. We are less than 7 weeks into this bear market, which by historic standards, is the early innings of what could be a long, drawn-out process.

The last bear market occurred in 2007 – 2009. Below is a chart of the S&P 500 over that period. As you will notice, there were numerous bounces that totaled between 7% – 24% over the entire correction. Historically, bear markets wear you out and go out with a whimper, not a bang.

I plan on delving into this topic in detail in our upcoming webinar. Please feel free to register below. I would love to have you join us for what I hope is an informative, forward-looking analysis of financial markets.

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If you want to see what we were saying prior to the market correction, please review our two market updates: Stock Market Looking Frothy and The Long and the Short of It.

If anyone has questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Take care and be safe.

Craig Thompson, ChFC


Phone: 619-709-0066

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