10 Worst Market Drawdowns Since the 1960s
|Returns (%) After Reaching Bottom|
|Cause||Max Drawdown||# of Months
To Hit Bottom
|# of Months
To Break Even
|After 6 Months||After 1 Year||After 3 Years|
|Kennedy Slide/Flash Crash (1961–1962)||-27.97||6||14||20.45||32.66||16.65|
|Vietnam Worries (1968–1970)||-36.06||18||21||22.80||43.73||15.92|
|Nixon Shock (1973–1974)||-48.15||21||69||29.74||39.36||15.49|
|Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation (1980–1982)||-27.11||20||3||44.14||58.33||22.35|
|Black Monday (1987)||-33.51||3||20||19.26||22.78||13.69|
|Iraq Invaded Kuwait (1990)||-19.92||3||4||27.81||29.10||15.97|
|Asian Financial Crisis (1998)||-19.34||2||3||29.36||37.93||5.66|
|Dot-com Bubble Burst (2000–2002)||-49.15||31||56||11.49||33.73||15.47|
|Global Financial Crisis (2007–2009)||-56.78||17||49||52.75||68.57||26.54|
|COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)||-33.93||1||5||44.67||74.78||?|
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Data shown is for the S&P 500 Price Index as of 6/30/22. A drawdown measures a peak-to-trough decline in the market. Returns for less than one year are not annualized. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. The S&P 500 Price Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks, and does not include the reinvestment of dividend payments. Data Sources: Morningstar and Hartford Funds, 6/22.
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