Mark Hulbert: Your view of stocks may be tied to these two seismic market events

Stock investors could be in for a wild ride this month, given that two of the most momentous market turning points in U.S. stock market history occurred in March.

The first was on Mar. 10, 2000, when the internet-stock bubble burst. Many investors were wiped out in the ensuing bear market, and more than just a few had to postpone their retirement. Their trauma continues to affect investor behavior today.

Second, on Mar. 9, 2009, the Great Financial Crisis-induced bear market — the worst since the Great Depression — came to an end. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.28% , assuming dividends were reinvested, has gained more than 350% since that fateful day.

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