What are typical triggers for bear markets?
Most studies have shown there is no “normal” bear market, much in the same way there is no “normal” bull market. There are telltale signs that show a phenomena is occurring, but often it is like forecasting a hurricane because it is difficult to tell how severe the oncoming storm will actually be until it strikes. One trend that has repeated itself since the Great Depression is that the higher the market has risen in a short window, the higher the likelihood the downdraft will be sudden and forceful.
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