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How Long Will This S&P 500 Bear Market Last? Here's What History Says

How Long Will This S&P 500 Bear Market Last? Here's What History Says

It's been a tough year for investors, as stock prices continue to fall. The S&P 500 is down more than 24% from its peak in early January, and the Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average are also in bear market territory. While each bear market is different and nobody knows exactly how long this downturn will last, history can provide some hints -- and give us one important reason to be optimistic.