Trading in a bear market
can be tricky for new traders, but there are plenty of opportunities to be had by spread betting and short-selling as the markets fall.
The recent April-June decline of some 12-14% has not meet the definition for a Bear market
, therefore the Bull market is assumed to still be intact, and at just over a year-old it is still a relatively young one.
Japan has seen eight cyclical bear markets
as defined by "more than a 20 percent correction" since 1950, but four of these were during the secular bear market
of the Heisei Depression.
Lincoln said the bear market
in stocks had created a renewed interest in these defined-benefit plans.
The general definition of a bear market
is a decline of more than 20% in a major stock index.
Consider the five-year period ending December 1932, the worst bear market
In Bull Market Timer, world-class technical analyst Smita Sadana presents ten technical indicators that signaled the end of the most severe bear markets
of the last 100 years.
Around the time of Black Monday, spread bettors who employed technical analysis and charting knew that bear markets
tended to occur every few years, and consequently chose to keep their spread bets open.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- Unease and even panic over the current bear market
is prompting the wrong reaction from too many investors, according to a new report issued by renowned financial advisor and author Ric Edelman.
A bear market
in the early years will self-destruct a plan;' said David Zander, a certified financial planner with Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.
In a secular bear market
, however, all of these assertions are dead wrong.
With a possible bear market
coming, many investors likely feel a strong urge to sell all their stocks and park the money in cash or other stable haven, such as bond mutual funds.
That type of 100%+ give-back is very typical of bear markets
, which we now have in the Nasdaq, but which has not yet infected the rest of the market.
Historically, bear markets
are ones that drop 20 percent.
Knowing in September of 2001 that the market was in total capitulation and when that happens Bear markets