By the end of December of 2018, close to half stocks in the S&P 500 index dropped by 20% since the time the stocks were able to reach their highs in the market, indicating the arrival of bear trends in the US stock market.
The United States is potentially getting close to more bear trends by the end of 2019 as many financial analysts and economists are predicting a form of financial crisis or even recession in the upcoming months.
In addition to the dominating bears in the previously bullish markets, around 20 countries in the world are also showcasing losses in the stock market, having the year of 2018 taking a sharp downward turn that seems to have prolonged to 2019, which is why one of the burning questions is “How to survive the bear markets?”.
Surviving the Bears: How to Avoid More Losses in the Upcoming Bear Trends of 2019?
It has been some time since the US markets have seen bear trends dominating S&P 500, however, the bears are becoming more evident from month to month. The last time the US market was heavily affected by a bubble was back in 2008, which is why many analysts are implying that after a decade of benevolent and semi-benevolent market trends, the US market appears to be ripe for another bursting bubble.
One of the best ways to combat the bear trends that are said to be a part of an upcoming market crisis across numerous sectors and industries is to keep a diversified portfolio that will allow you to bounce back up in case of price drops and value cuts.
Another thing that you can do to effectively battle the potential crisis is to keep your investments within profitable sectors with mitigated risks and barely affected or unaffected net profits, which means that you should try and stick with the most profitable companies with proven and strong financial history.