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Staying focused on long-term success

Although every market decline is unique, the average S&P 500 bear market since 1950 has lasted 14 months. The average bull market has been more than five times longer.

 

Bear markets are painful, but bull markets have been powerful. The chart shows cumulative price returns for Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index from June 13, 1949, to March 31, 2020, highlighting each bear and bull market. The cumulative total return of the average bull market was 279%, lasting an average 72 months. The cumulative total return of the average bear market was –33%, lasting an average 14 months. Sources: Capital Group, RIMES, Standard & Poor’s. The 2020 bear market is considered current as of March 31, 2020, and is not included in the “average bear market” calculations. In all other periods, bear markets are peak-to-trough price declines of 20% or more in the S&P 500. Bull markets are all other periods. Returns shown on a logarithmic scale. Returns are in USD.

Staying focused on long-term success

Although every market decline is unique, the average S&P 500 bear market since 1950 has lasted 14 months. The average bull market has been more than five times longer.

 


Sources: Capital Group, RIMES, Standard & Poor’s. As of 3/31/20. Bear markets are peak-to-trough price declines of 20% or more in the S&P 500. Bull markets are all other periods. Returns shown on a logarithmic scale. Returns in USD.


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