2018 was a wild ride on Wall Street, with volatility so violent it made daily swings of 500 or more points on the Dow seem almost “normal.”
We experienced several record-setting point swings on the Dow and came within a hair of entering a bear market, where securities fall 20% or more from recent highs.
But there’s a big difference between a bear market decline of 20% and a major market crash, like the one we had during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, which knocked the S&P 500 down by 57%.
And when the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, the S&P 500 plummeted by nearly 50%.
And since this time around we haven’t yet entered a bear market (by the most common definitions), that means we are (still) in the longest-running bull market in history.
In two months, this bull market will hit its tenth birthday – something that’s never happened before.
We’re facing some economic headwinds, from fears of a global recession, decelerating growth in China, a slow down in corporate profits, and a bitterly divided government, to name just a few.
However, some people are more optimistic and believe the market will just keep churning higher.
But what do you think? Where do you think the stock market is headed?
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