U.S. Bull Markets and Bear Markets 1903-2016 – Morningstar

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This Morningstar Inc. chart shows the S&P 500’s performance through many bull markets and bear markets from 1903 to 2016.

“Over the period from 1903 to 2016, there were 12 bull markets in the S&P 500. The average bull market lasted 8.1 years, with a total return of 387%. The average bear market lasted 1.5 years, with a total loss of 35%.” – Morningstar

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