After the significant market decline that was triggered with the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy 10 years ago, it began rising in March 2009. We’ve yet to have a correction (decline of 20% or more). That does not mean we haven’t had significant events each year that might have triggered bear market. It means the markets ignored the events and viewed only positive news.
Below is a list of events looking back to 2008.
2008 Lehman Brother Bankruptcy; Bailouts of Bear Stearns, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
2009 Global Recession and Economic Crisis
2010 Wikipedia releases classified documents; BP Oil Spill, Haiti Earthquake
2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami; North Korea’s new president Kim Jong-un
2012 China’s Xi Jinping elected; second Greek bailout; 9/11 violent protests in Middle East
2013 Quantitative easing (aka Taper Tantrum); Boston Marathon Bombing; Snowden releases NSA classified documents
2014 Annexation of Crimea by Russia; fighting in Ukraine
2015 Chinese Yuan devaluation; Russia intervenes in Syria
2016 Brexit; North Korea conducts missile and nuclear tests; Russia interferes with the U.S. election
2017 Rise of cryptocurrencies; North Korea continues tests; Trump’s Tariffs