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Identifying the Beginning of a Bear Market in Canada

Part of the Trading For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As the stock market fluctuates, there are some key indicators that help Canadian traders spot a bear market. Learn how to recognize these first signs of an economic decline so you can strategize and be prepared.

  • Bear markets typically begin before the economy starts to decline.

  • Interest rates are rising.

  • Industrial production is starting to fall.

  • Basic material stocks, energy stocks, and consumer staples are performing well.

  • Weekly chart of S&P/TSX shows lower highs and lower lows; the MACD line is below the trigger line and falling.

  • Bullish percent index indicator shows bear alert or bear confirmation pattern.

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