Historical Bull & Bear Markets of the S&P 500

by: TickerSense

The chart below highlights all bull (shaded in green) and bear (shaded in red) markets in the S&P 500 as well as US economic expansions (green lines) and recessions (red lines) since 1962. Our criteria for a bull market is a gain of 20% or more from a low point which was preceded by a 20% decline and vice versa for bear markets: