Stocks Just Hit Bear Market Territory, but Here's Why You Don't Need to Worry

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Stocks Just Hit Bear Market Territory, but Here's Why You Don't Need to Worry

On May 20, the S&P 500 index fell into bear market territory. A bear market is defined as a period when stock values fall 20% or more from a recent high. Of course, a bear market can be an unsettling thing, even if you're a seasoned investor.