Select a bear market from the drop-down menu to see how long the decline in the S&P 500 Index lasted, as well as how long it took the markets to recover. You can also compare the market growth in the years following the recovery.
Growth of $10,000 from mm/dd/yyyy through mm/dd/yyyy
Hypothetical example for illustrative purposes only. Source: Morningstar Inc. IA - SBBI S&P 500 Total Return Index. Assumptions: One-time investment of $10,000 on day of market peak prior to bear market (decline of over 20% of index value) in the S&P 500 Index. Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly.
You should always keep in mind, though, that you can't count on the market to behave the same way in the future as it has in the past. These comparisons, while a helpful way to evaluate your investment options, should not be considered predictors of future performance.
There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Standard and Poor's index tracks 500 stocks of large-company U.S. companies and is the basis for several index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.