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NEWS ANALYSIS

Bear market of today different; how it ends is anyone's guess

Unlike previously, the current panic is a combination of health, business and financial worries

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Traders fear that there will be another downward wave that will ultimately place an eventual slide alongside the worst bear markets in history.

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THE bear market of 2020 is very different from its predecessors.

Bubbles ending in busts, credit crises and wars caused previous market slumps. This time round, a global health pandemic pushed the longest bull market in history over a steep cliff.

Such is the...