Event Types

Bear Market

Bear Markets occur when market prices drop over 20% from a recent peak.


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Long Position

  • Typically long in duration
  • The definition  applies to a market, index, or individual stock/security
  • Bear markets typically are more volatile than bull markets
    • price moves get more extreme on both up an down days
    • intraday swings also get larger
  • The sharpest and largest rallies tend to occur during bear markets
    • Why? The markets are most volatile during bear markets.  Sharper Selloffs & Rallies:
    • Examples:  10 best days in DOW since 1950 were in 1987, 2002, 2008 and 2009
  • Speculative stocks and those that went up the fastest before tend to do the worst during bear markets
  • Speculative sectors often lead the bear market while blue chips lag