Duration Of The Bear Markets And Percentage Drops of S&P500 During The Last Century

Number of days of declines and percentage drops for the S&P 500 stock market index for each bear market in the last 100 years

S&P 500 percentage drops and duration of declines for the last 15 bear markets

Bear markets are something inevitable and they are even good for the stock markets because they regulate and align it aligned with reality to ensure the most optimal allocation of capital in the changing economic environments. Bear markets come and go, and they will proceed to do so for the times markets exist. This is why it’s extremely important for any investor, trader, and market participant to know bear markets well so they can take advantage of them whenever they occur.

Here is a nice picture showing the average duration of the last 15 bear markets and the percentage drop the S&P500 stock index fell during these declines.