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Subject:  What is a Bear Market? Date:  7/18/2000  6:58 PM
Author:  foolinground Number:  4539 of 19483

Is there some correlation between the (1) lateral time/distance between the "peaks" and (2) the heighth of the vertical descent (fall?) and reascent the bear and his subsequent traveler, the bull, must travail? I see that there are various widths of troughs, but if the pinnacles are a Yahoo like p/e of 350 and the bottom is a p/e of six (yes, I remain somewhat fixated on the concept that my investment should "earn" eight per cent in one year, not "earn" 8% in 43 years) I remain either confused or troubled.
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