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PERCENTAGE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE DAYS ACROSS VARIOUS PERIODS: S&P 500 INDEX

(The Stock Market Tends To Have Relatively Near 50% Up Days & Down Days Across Various Periods)

50+ YEARS 50+ YEARS: 1950-2014 AND


1950–2014 RECENT SECULAR BEAR & SECULAR BULL
Up Days % 53.7% 60%
Down Days % 46.3% 58%
56%
DECADES
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 54%
53.7% 54.0%
Up Days % 54.2% 51.3% 53.0% 53.7% 52.3% 56.0% 52%
Down Days % 45.8% 48.7% 47.0% 46.3% 47.7% 44.0%
50% 51.1%

SECULAR BEAR BULL 48% 48.9%


1966–1982 1983–1999 46%
Up Days % 51.1% 54.0% 46.3% 46.0%
Down Days % 48.9% 46.0% 44%
42%
RECENT 40%
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 1950–2014 BEAR: BULL:
Up Days % 55.6% 57.1% 54.8% 52.8% 58.3% 57.1% 1966–1982 1983–1999
Down Days % 44.4% 42.9% 45.2% 47.2% 41.7% 42.9%
Up Days % Down Days %

DECADES: 1950s - 2000s RECENT YEARS: 2007 - 2014


60% 60%
58% 58%
58.3%
56% 56% 57.1% 57.1%
56.0%
54% 55.6%
54% 54.8%
54.2%
53.7%
52% 53.0% 52% 52.8%
52.3%
50% 51.3% 50%
48% 48.7% 48%
47.7%
46% 47.0% 46% 47.2%
46.3%
45.8%
44% 44% 45.2%
44.0% 44.4%
42% 42% 42.9% 42.9%
41.7%
40% 40%
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Up Days % Down Days % Up Days % Down Days %

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