Another stock market crash is coming. That’s not hyperbole. Stock market crashes are predictable. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has crashed, or lost at least 10% of its value, on 38 occasions — once every 1.84 years. So you can be pretty sure it will happen again.
The unpredictable part of stock market crashes is the timing. It’s impossible to know when stocks will tank or how long a bear market will last. But regardless of when it happens, a market crash isn’t something to lose sleep over. Here’s why you shouldn’t panic next time the market plummets.