How long does a bear market last on average?
When was the last bear market?
The U.S. major market indexes fell into bear market territory on December 24th, 2018. The last prolonged bear market in the United States occurred between 2007 and 2009 during the Financial Crisis and lasted for roughly 17 months. The S&P 500 lost 50% of its value during that time.
What is the longest bear market in US history?
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was the central event in a grinding bear market that lasted 2.8 years and sliced 83.4% off the value of the S&P 500.
How long did the bear market last in 2008?
The stock market fell 90% during the Great Depression. But that took almost four years. The 2008 crash only took 18 months.