Quick Answer: How Long Will Bear Market Last?

When was the last bear market?

More recently, major indexes including the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply into bear market territory between March 11-12, 2020. Prior to that, the last prolonged bear market in the United States occurred between 2007 and 2009 during the Financial Crisis and lasted for roughly 17 months.

How long does a bear market last on average?

14 months

Will the stock market crash in 2020?

The 2020 stock market crash is a global stock market crash that began on 20 February 2020. On 12 February, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite, and S&P 500 Index all finished at record highs (while the NASDAQ and S&P 500 reached subsequent record highs on 19 February).

Are we in a bear market?

If stocks decline 20% from their recent high then you’re in a bear market. Of course, on that definition, once stocks have fallen 20% there’s no reason they should continue to go lower. Still, further declines can often occur.

What stocks do well in a bear market?


  • MDT. Medtronic. NYSE:MDT. $100.40. down. $-2.22. (-2.16%)
  • ACN. Accenture. NYSE:ACN. $182.22. down. $-7.33. (-3.87%)
  • JNJ. Johnson & Johnson. NYSE:JNJ. $135.59. down. $-4.43. (-3.16%)
  • TIF. Tiffany & Co. NYSE:TIF. $133.36. down. $0.31. (-0.23%)

Should you buy stocks in a bear market?

A bear market can be an opportunity to buy more stocks at cheaper prices. The best way to invest can be a strategy called dollar-cost averaging. Invest in stocks that have value and that also pay dividends; since dividends account for a big part of gains from equities.