Even elite athletes need time to rest, and financial markets do, too, after record-setting performances. In this episode, I will be discussing bear markets, explaining what they are, and sharing 10 important things you need to know about them. With everything going on in the financial world, this is a very timely topic, so be sure to listen in!
When it comes to down markets, there are a few key things to watch for and pay close attention to. I’ll discuss the way we measure the different kinds of markets, how often we tend to see them, how long they tend to last, and much more. As we go through volatility, it’s important to keep in mind the big picture and try to put everything into perspective so that you can make the best decisions for your finances in the long run.
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What You’ll Learn:
- The significance of 20%.
- How we define bear and bull markets.
- What history says about the amount and frequency of bear markets.
- The difficulty in timing a market recovery.
- The connection between bear markets and recessions.
- An important thing you need to do during a bear market.
Ideas Worth Sharing:
“Even elite athletes need rest days to stay healthy. Sometimes, financial markets need to reset from record-setting performances, too.” - Regina McCann Hess
“Bear markets are normal. They may not feel good, but they are normal. There have been 26 bear markets in the SNP since 1928. However, there have been 27 bull markets.” - Regina McCann Hess
“It may be a good time to re-look at your investment objectives and your risk tolerance.” - Regina McCann Hess
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