Where Does This Bull Market Rank?

We shared the following chart in our latest Weekly Market Commentary, “The Bull Is 9, Can It Make 10?”, which shows that this is the second largest and second longest bull market ever—with only the ‘90s bull standing in the way of the record books.

To break things down a bit more, here are all of the bull markets since World War II:

“We think the bull market can break the all-time record for the longest ever. With strong corporate profits, decade highs in manufacturing and services, and 40-year-plus lows in initial unemployment claims, we simply aren’t seeing recessionary indicators to suggest that the bull is coming to its end,” suggested Ryan Detrick, Senior Market Strategist.



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