Bulls & Bears Since 1968

bear market and bull market average price of gold

Market Start Date End Date Days %Change Start Price End Price
Bull 7/17/68 5/8/69 295 15.56% $37.75 $43.63
Bear 5/8/69 1/19/70 256 -20.34% $43.63 $34.75
Bull 1/19/70 8/2/72 926 101.44% $34.75 $70.00
Bear 8/2/72 11/17/72 107 -13.79% $70.00 $60.35
Bull 11/17/72 7/6/73 231 110.44% $60.35 $127.00
Bear 7/6/73 11/23/73 140 -29.13% $127.00 $90.00
Bull 11/23/73 4/3/74 131 99.44% $90.00 $179.50
Bear 4/3/74 7/7/74 95 -28.13% $179.50 $129.00
Bull 7/7/74 12/30/74 176 51.36% $129.00 $195.25
Bear 12/30/74 8/25/76 604 -46.99% $195.25 $103.50
Bull 8/25/76 1/21/80 1244 721.26% $103.50 $850.00
Bear 1/21/80 3/18/80 57 -43.35% $850.00 $481.50
Bull 3/18/80 9/23/80 189 47.66% $481.50 $711.00
Bear 9/23/80 6/21/82 636 -58.26% $711.00 $296.75
Bull 6/21/82 2/15/83 239 71.61% $296.75 $509.25
Bear 2/15/83 2/25/85 741 -44.18% $509.25 $284.25
Bull 2/25/85 12/14/87 1022 75.81% $284.25 $499.75
Bear 12/14/87 3/10/93 1913 -34.75% $499.75 $326.10
Bull 3/10/93 7/30/93 142 24.48% $349.70 $435.30
Bear 7/30/93 8/25/99 2217 -41.91% $435.30 $252.85
Bull 8/25/99 10/5/99 41 28.73% $252.85 $325.50
Bear 10/5/99 4/2/01 545 -21.37% $325.50 $255.95
Bull 4/2/01 5/12/06 1866 183.26% $255.95 $725.00
Bear 5/12/06 10/6/06 147 -22.66% $725.00 $560.75
Bull 10/6/06 3/17/08 528 80.34% $560.75 $1,011.25
Bear 3/17/08 11/13/08 241 -29.44% $1,011.25 $713.50
Bull 11/13/08 9/6/11 1027 165.59% $713.50 $1,895.00
Bear 9/6/11 12/29/11 114 -19.21% $1,895.00 $1,531.00
Bull 12/29/11 10/4/12 280 17.03% $1,531.00 $1,791.75
Bear 10/4/12 12/30/14 817 -32.95% $1,791.75 $1,201.40
Average Bull 556 Days 119.60%
Average Bear 575 Days -32.43%

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