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Do Bear Markets Produce Winners?

An analysis of whether leading companies are founded during stock downturns

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Methodology

Source: Fortune, company websites, Pitchbook

Results

Source: TheDowTheory, Pitchbook, company websites
Number of years in bear vs. bull markets by decade, 1900-2020
Distribution of 2019 Fortune 500 companies between the pre-1990 and post-1990 periods
1900–1989
1990–2020

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Selina Troesch

Touchdown VC Principal. Venture Capitalist. USC MBA. Silicon Valley Native. Swiss Miss. Lifelong Dancer.