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Posted on 9 Apr 2011 | 4,259 views
Six Worst Bear Markets Since 1871 on the S&P 500

Bear markets, defined as a period where the market goes down 20% or more — from peak to trough, happen frequently — in the last 108 years — from 1900 – 2008 — it has happened 32 times, or about 1 out of every 3 years. The average length of a bear market is 367 days.

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Posted on 7 Apr 2011 | 10,480 views
Bear Markets Comparison Chart

A Bear Market is a prolonged period in which investment prices fall, accompanied by widespread pessimism. As investors anticipate losses in a bear market and selling continues, pessimism only grows. Bear Markets usually occur when the economy is in a recession and unemployment is high, or when inflation is rising quickly.

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Posted on 3 Apr 2011 | 6,910 views
Inflation Adjusted Bear Market on Stock Indexes

To get a long term perspective on how the S&P 500 Index has been performing since the year 2000, the inflation-adjusted chart below shows exactly where we are today compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index bear market which started after the 1929 stock market crash along with the Nikkei 225 Index bear market which started in 1989.

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Posted on 25 Mar 2011 | 7,856 views
1929 thru 1932 DJIA Bear Market Performance

It took almost three years for the “Dow” to reach the bottom. The 1929 crash was a dramatic drop with the Dow dropping almost 50% in just over two months. However, the Dow’s decline was far from over in terms of either extent or breadth. The market continued its decline for another two and a half years — through the first half of 1932.

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Posted on 25 Mar 2011 | 11,307 views
Bear Raid Stock Trading and Manipulation

A “Bear Raid” is a type of stock market strategy, where a trader (or group of traders) attempts to force down the price of a stock to cover a short position. The name is derived from the common use of ‘bear’ or bearish in the language of Market sentiment to reflect the idea that investors expect downward price movement.