The technical signal of the moment is the “Death Cross,” when the 50-day EMA falls below the 200-day EMA. [What You Need To Know About EMA.]

Looking back, the Death Cross preceded all 10 bear markets since 1970. However, there were also seven other Death Crosses that did not result in a bear market.

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Sumin Kim contributed to this article.