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Why the 2,826-Day-Old Bull Market Could Be a Headache for Trump

  • An early bear market may be best for an incoming president
  • Bull market in the S&P 500 is the second-longest of all-time
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Should Investors Buy the Trump Rally?

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The election’s over, but for equity investors it’s the same old bull market, one the new president might prefer die a quick death.

Donald Trump inherits a 2,826-day-old rally in U.S. stocks that has defied history, overcoming anemic economic growth and a 15-month earnings recession that pushed valuations to a seven-year high. Squeezing out even a couple more years would be a feat of unprecedented longevity, with August 2018 looming as the month the advance will exceed all that came before.