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Market stat: Stocks see median downturn of 24% during recession

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Yahoo Finance Live anchor Julie Hyman breaks down the stat of the day which looks at how much stocks fell during recessions going back to World War II.

Video Transcript

JULIE HYMAN: Let's get to the Stat of the Day now. Stocks that have fallen a median of 24% in recessions going back to World War II. You can see that on this chart. It's according to Deutsche Bank. The silver lining for investors, when the Fed does ease monetary policy, stocks can then turn positive relatively quickly. On the other hand, though, as we talked about with Myles Udland yesterday, the median, or mean, either way, of a bear market drop is around 35%. So that's on the other side.