This is the first of 4 articles to help you understand the state of the stock market today. During the recent downturn, it is important to realize how it became defined as a bear market and how it compares historically to previous bear markets. Today we are turning to an article authored by AssetMark, Inc, selected from their On The Mark series, Bear Essentials: A Historical Guide. This informative article touches upon bear markets and recessions, typical lifespans, and historically how people have managed stock during bear markets.
Look to this Blog for additional information from this series on Bear Markets. We will continue to keep you informed on the state of today's economy and how it impacts strategy for your money management.