You can expect that the bear market will end around February 2024 if you want to take the optimistic view 

Of the market that officially began this week. According to the pessimistic view, it might last until July of 2027.

Based on different sources' calculations, those very divergent timeframes represent the U.S. market's longest bear market ever.

The longest bear market ever may have ranged from 21 months to five years, depending on the formula used.

For the first time in two years, the U.S. stock market entered a bear market on Monday, June 13.

 A record low of 21% below the S&P 500's all-time close in January precipitated this.

The typical bear market lasts from about 9.5 to 13 months, depending on the formula, as GOBankingRates previously reported.

What is the longest bear market in the history of the United States?

Seeking Alpha, which has analyzed every bear market since 1928, says the longest bear market was in 1973-74,

When it lasted 630 days, or about 21 months. At the time, the stock market lost 48% of its value. In 1980-82

There was a 622-day bear market. During the first quarter of 2024, you can expect the current bear market to end if it lasts 630 days.

In a separate analysis from ABC News, the longest bear market lasted 61 months and ended in March 1942.

It reduced the index by 60%. The bear market will last until 2027 if it continues at this rate.

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