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Bear Market 2000 - 2002

"On this page, you will find charts, which are illustrating the trends of important indicators during the bear market downturn from 2000 to 2002. Other references to this bear market are "dot-com bubble burst" and "irrational exuberance".

An era of exuberant speculation in dot-com companies, dot-com startup bankruptcies, and corporate accounting scandals lead to one of the most prolonged bear market declines of the post-WWII era.

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Bear Market 2000 - 2002 - Overview

On 03/24/2000, the broad US stock market index S&P 500 reached a high of 1552.87 index points at US market close before declining to a low of 768.63 points on 10/10/2002. The S&P 500 index lost 50.50% during this bear market.

In spring 2003 the low was tested once again, and the bear market came to an end.

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S&P 500 Index - Bear Market 2000

S&P 500 Index - bear market 2000

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S&P 500 Index - Implied Volatility - Bear Market 2000

Implied volatility - S&P 500 Index - CBOE VIX

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Some Possible Reasons for the Bear Market 2000 - 2002

- Greed or so-called "Irrational Exuberance" - copyright by Alan Greenspan, who used this expression in the course of his speech "The Challenge of Central Banking in a Democratic Society" at the Annual Dinner and Francis Boyer Lecture of The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C. on 5th of December 1996:

"But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in Japan over the past decade?"

- Significant deteriorating "market breadth", such as the advance-decline-line, because of non-confirmation of new all-time highs of stock index

- Rapidly declining dividend yield

- High price/earnings ratio (P/E)

Bear market 2000 - Key Market Indicators

US Treasury Bills

US treasury bills 3 months

Treasury Bonds

US Treasury bonds yield - 30 years

US Treasury Bond Futures

US T-Bond futures CME

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US Dollar

US Dollar Index futures ICE

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Price-Earnings-Ratio (P/E Ratio)

Price/earnings ratio (P/E) of S&P 500 stocks

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Dividend Yield

Dividend yield of S&P 500 stocks

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Market Breadth - Advance-Decline Line

Advance decline line NYSE stocks - market breadth

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Market Breadth - New Highs and New Lows

New highs-new lows NYSE stocks - market breadth

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Gold Price

Gold price

Commodities Price Index

Commodities price index - CRB index futures

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Crude Oil Price

Crude oil futures NYMEX

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