Here’s what happens usually after a 20% plunge

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You have plenty to do during this current. Stocks are in bear marketIt is that long term markets tend very well to rebound.

The S&P 500 has been higher three years later in eight out of nine cases in which the index has fallen 20% or more from an all-time high going back to 1957, according to research from Truist co-chief investment officer Keith Lerner. Stocks have returned an average 29% in these eight cases.

Surprisingly, stocks also have reclaimed ground sharply after losing 20% or more from their highs. Lerner’s data shows the S&P 500 has increased 15% on average in the seven times stocks have tanked 20% or more from a high dating back to 1957.

Lerner stated in a note to clients that “Given the wide variety of outcomes”, Lerner said, “our opinion is that this isn’t the time to become aggressive. However, we are not advocating reducing equity for investors who are aligned to their longer-term allocations. A lot of the excesses are now gone.”

Stocks can often rebound from big drops.

According to Lerner, investors moved quickly this year in order to re-price stocks amid high inflation and Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.

The S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Average are all having their worst starts to a year in several decades. Lerner explains that this is the third worst return to the halfway point since 1950 for markets and the weakest since 1970.

The bears have not spared any market areas.

So far, 2022 has seen growth stocks like Amazon and Tesla drop more than 30%. Apple is a relative safety-haven that has seen an 18% increase in annual sales.

Markets remain strong overall. Recession watchThe United States is the largest economy in the world.

The bull sculpture representing the rise of the market (R) and the bear sculpture representing its fall in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on December 28, 2020. (Photo by ARMANDO BABANI/AFP via Getty Images)

The bull sculpture (R) represents the rise of market and the bear statue is its fall in Frankfurt am Main on December 28, 2020. (Photo by ARMANDO BABANI/AFP via Getty Images

The Atlanta Fed GDPNow Model is Now, we predict a 2.1% dropThe Q2 U.S. Economic Output would have met the Unofficial threshold for a recessionWhen matched with Q1.’s 1.6% decline.

On Yahoo Finance Live, Kate Moore, global allocation head for thematic strategy at BlackRock, stated that “This is actually very difficult time to think very long-term.” We know there are many crosscurrents in the market right now. This is more than just monetary policy, and how long inflation will last. It’s also about geopolitical factors.

Investors could not wait three years to see the results of their investment.

Brian SozziEditor-at-large anchor at Yahoo Finance. Follow Sozzi on twitter @BrianSozziAnd on LinkedIn.

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