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By The Numbers – June 18, 2018

  • CORRECTIONS AND BEARS – The S&P 500 has had 19 “corrections” (declines of at least 10% but less than 20%) and 7 “bears” (declines of at least 20%) in the last 50 years. The last “correction” ended on 2/08/18. The last “bear” ended on 3/09/09. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research).                
  • STOCKS – The capitalization of the US stock market was $29.2 trillion as of 3/31/18, or just 70% of the size of the US bond market as of the same date (source: Wilshire).  


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