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What You Should Know About Bear Markets

Although the S&P 500 Index has not yet closed in bear market territory—a 20% or more decline from the record high on January 3, 2022—it is very close. In the latest LPL Market Signals podcast, Jeff Buchbinder and Lawrence Gillam discuss historical stock market performance that occurred after bear markets began to help prepare investors for what might be coming. They also highlight key potential catalysts to turning this market around, including lower inflation and a possible Federal Reserve (Fed) pause later this year.