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A Brief History of S&P 500 Bear-Market Rallies and What Follows

  • S&P 500 had gained 4 days out of 5, rising 17% from last week
  • Previous rallies have occurred months before gauge bottoms-out
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Just a week ago, central bankers, politicians and Wall Street were all asking when the market turmoil would end. The question now is whether it already has.

The S&P 500 started Tuesday 17% higher than a week ago, after gaining four days out of five and posting the best week for the benchmark U.S. stock gauge since 2009. Thank a range of catalysts, from dip buying and short covering to unprecedented monetary support and the largest fiscal stimulus ever.