Introduction to Personal Investing

The Basics

What are some of the greatest declines of the Dow during a bear market?

In October 2007, the Dow entered a bear market that lasted 517 days, and saw the DJIA decline by 53.9%. By contrast, the initial 1929 Dow crash, that heralded the Great Depression, saw a decline of “only” 47.9%, and lasted 71 days.


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