Key Takeaways: Historical one year returns after bear market events are higher on average compared to overall market history. Market volatility during the year following a bear market event is higher, and uncertainty of the 1-year return is also higher. For long-term investors, staying invested during a bear market rather than acting on the worst possible outcomes can be a ...

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Despite perceptions of a booming economy with strong consumer demand and low unemployment, U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported a surprise contraction in the first quarter of 2022. High inflation is forcing the Federal Reserve to rapidly raise rates ushering in a new, higher, interest rate environment and causing a volatile market with loss of asset values. In light of t ...

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Many have been concerned about recent heightened volatility in US markets. Indeed, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) attained a high of 38.94 on Monday, January 24, 2022, a level not seen since October of 2020, and US indices had extreme intra-day movement on several days during the same week. Some of this volatility may be driven by anticipation of rising interest rates, but int ...

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