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Drawdowns Happen

By: Mike Earl

The S&P 500 bottomed in the Global Financial Crisis on March 9, 2009. Since that date, there have been 16 separate declines of greater than 5% during this Bull Market. There have been four corrections of greater than 10%.

Put differently, we have seen a 5% stock market decline about twice per year and a 10% decline every 22 months.

The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered
representative of the U.S. stock market. The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete. Past performance may not be indicative of future results.