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The simplist answer is that a secular bear market is a bear market that last for "a long time" while a Cyclical bear market is one that last for a "short time", during the normal ups and downs of the market.

"A long time" is not 1-2 years, it's 10+ years. So if you go 10 years from March 2000, you get 2010. So while there may be rallys in the mean time, the general trend will be down.

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