A bear market history lesson

Mahoney, Ken
November 2008
Hudson Valley Business Journal;11/17/2008, Vol. 19 Issue 45, p9
The article offers information on the bear market, which is a 20% decline in stock prices from a previous high point. It is often measured by the S&P 500 stock index. The ending date of a bear market cannot be determined until a new bull market has been identified. A bull market is commonly identified as a 20% increase in prices from the beginning of the most recent bear market.


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