Historic bear markets on the stock market


Bear markets lasted an average of 34 months in the past, causing a price drop of 59 percent on average. Source: Morgan Stanley

The strongest recoveries take place in bear markets

Historically, the biggest gains are in the bear market rather than the bull market. The chart shows the DAX since 1999. Up days with a performance of more than four percent are marked in green.

MAs on major stock market tops

The transition from a bull to a bear market can be determined using technical trend and formation analysis. Simple tools, such as the 40-week MA (200-day line), provide valuable services. The position of the course and the slope direction of the smoothing line serve as a bull-bear filter. The charts show, based on important top formations of the past, that the break of the 200-day line is an important warning signal.