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Recessions And Bear Markets Compared
A pandemic of fear
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic caused the fastest market selloff since the 1929 Great Depression.
Market Return Since Peak
Days Since Peak
2020 Coronavirus Recession
2018 Global Stock Market Downturn
2008 Great Recession
2000 Dot-Com Bubble
Early 1990s Recession
1987 Black Monday
1981 - 1982 Recession
1973 Oil Crisis
1962 Kennedy Slide
1929 Great Depression
S&P 500 market return since pre-recession market peak, as of
Oct 4, 2020
Sources: S&P Dow Jones Indices, National Bureau of Economic Research, Yahoo Finance
Top to bottom
It took up to two and a half years for the stock market to bottom during recent recessions, and almost 5 years to recover the losses.
S&P 500 market return at the bottom since pre-recession market peak, and recovery back to peak.
Sources: National Bureau of Economic Research, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Yahoo Finance