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A bear market is one in which the prices of securities are falling, and widespread pessimism causes the negative sentiment to be self-sustaining. As investors anticipate losses in a bear market and selling continues, pessimism only grows. Although there is no strict definition of a bear market, a downturn of 20% or more in multiple broad market indexes, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500), over at least a two-month period is often considered to be a bear market. A bear market should not be confused with a correction, which is a short-term trend that has a duration of less than two months.

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The S&P 500 is up about 0.6% for the month. That makes the month seem pretty uneventful and benign. But for anyone following the stock market day-by-day, October seemed anything but uneventful and benign. Learn how contrarians can leverage this information for value stock opportunity. Read More.

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George Putnam has always followed the same straight-forward and highly-profitable investment philosophy. He published his first Turnaround Letter issue back in 1986, and readers have seen extraordinary short and long-term stock profit ever since.

 

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