Report Bear Market To Last Until 2018? in Look Out Below Message Board Posted December 2, 2002 Based on CURRENT conditions -- baloney. Boomers have learned the "new paradigm" and have bought into (literally) the Wall Street propaganda that the only way they'll have a secure retirement is to buy and hold, not matter what. On the other hand, if there is a catastrophic crash, the psychology indeed could change to stock avoidance. In which case the bear market lasting till 2018 may be optimistic.