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The Bull Market Is Really Old. Does That Mean It’s at Death's Door?

  • Age alone does not mean the bull market must be late cycle
  • Easy monetary policy, QE makes this cycle hard to compare
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Caroline Simmons of UBS Global Wealth Management and Thanos Papasavvas of ABP Invest discuss the bull market.(Source: Bloomberg)

In nature, things are cyclical. If only it were as clear cut in stocks.

Alive for 3,453 days, the bull market in the S&P 500 today becomes the longest ever recorded by some measures. Through credit crisis and Trump tweet, the rally that began at the pit of the financial crisis has returned almost 20 percent a year for 9 1/2 years. About $23 trillion in value has been created as thousands of bearish predictions fell flat.