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Stock market performance after bear markets

Ameriprise Investment Research Group

APRIL 2023


As this chart of the S&P 500® Index illustrates, after the selling pressure of a bear market finally hits a bottom, stocks have a strong historical record of bouncing back in the subsequent months and years.

Longer-term investors should keep in mind that a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, alternatives and cash can earn their keep in stressful market environments, potentially performing better than the S&P 500 Index and other major indices.

The bottom line: Balance risk with opportunity and construct your portfolio within an appropriate investment time horizon to help achieve your goals.

Source: Bloomberg, as of 4/3/2023.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Returns longer than 1 year are annualized.
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