According to Birinyi Associates, since the end of World War II in 1945, the Dow Industrials has suffered through 13 bear markets (defined as declines of 20% or more from a high). The average performance during those bear markets is a decline of about 28%.
After taking into account Monday’s plunge, the Dow Industrials is now down 27% from its October 2007 high. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite have fared a bit worse, declining 29% and 31% from their respective highs last October. Take a look at how some of the other major U.S. indices and sectors have performed since their 52-week high (including Monday’s fall):It's been a rough twelve months. The Dow and S&P are looking to have their 4th straight quarter of declines, something not seen in years. Here is a preview of the quarter end stats and the winners and losers to date.
Major U.S Indices: % from 52-Wk. High Date of High
S&P 500 Sectors:
Major Sector Indices :
International Indices have not fared much better since their 52-week highs:
Major Intl' Indices (America):
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