Bear markets can be a double-edged sword for investors. On the other hand, every bear market throughout history has eventually been cleared away by a bull market rally. Since most online brokerages have done away with commission fees and minimum deposit requirements, any amount of money -- even $300 -- can be the perfect amount to put to work during a bear market.
MACOM's (MTSI) first-quarter fiscal 2023 results are likely to reflect strength in telecommunication, data center, industrial and defense markets amid supply chain disruptions.
Economic headwinds sent the S&P 500 into a bear market last year, and the benchmark index is still 16% off its high. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway treated the drawdown as a buying opportunity, investing $66 billion into the stock market through the first three quarters of 2022. Smart investors like Buffett know that a bear market offers investors a chance to buy good stocks at great prices.