Current decline near end, going by past downturns

Average duration, market bottom valuation of previous slumps close to those of ongoing dip

Cash outperformed equities last year. It is not uncommon for investors to start doubting the wisdom of staying invested in equities after a prolonged market downturn.

As of December last year, the downturn we faced had lasted for 11 months. How long do stock market retreats generally last in Asia?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Current decline near end, going by past downturns'. Subscribe