Average Annual U.S. Equity Returns Following Bear Markets: Chart

U.S. stocks have historically yielded strong returns in the years following bear markets. Since 1926, the average duration of bull market has been 82 months while that of the bear market has been just 23 months according to an article at T.Rowe Price. To put another way, bull markets last four times as long as bear markets.

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Source: The Power of the Bull, T.Rowe Price

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