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Is This The Longer Bull Market

August 16, 2018

There’s a debate over whether the current bull market will become the longest ever on August 22. The debate hinges over nuances and opinions. The problem is there isn’t a clear, accepted definition of a bear market. Those who say a bear market doesn’t begin until there’s been a 20% decline say this is the […]

Preparing for the End of the Bull Market

June 19, 2017

It’s one thing to worry about when the bull market in stocks will end. It’s another thing to really think about it and prepare for it. This article is an in-depth review of why people need to prepare for bear markets and the many options you have for setting your portfolio for bad times. As […]

A Rally or a New Bull Market?

March 21, 2016

Most investment assets hit bottoms around February 11 after dreadful starts to the year. Is everything okay now, or is this what’s known as a countertrend rally? This article from Ben Hunt of Salient Partners argues that it’s a temporary rally, what he calls an investable rally. Central banks are taking a break in their […]

Ending of the Super Bull Market

May 4, 2015

Bill Gross, now of Janus Capital, writes in his latest monthly essay on the end of the credit supercycle that propelled investment returns since 1981. He cites other successful investors who also have stated this view recently. All agree that investors should be looking forward to lower average returns in coming years than have been […]

Where Does This Bull Market Rank?

February 26, 2014

Many people are worried about the stock market rally since 2009 because they say it’s gone on too long and has to reverse soon. May not. Bespoke Investments prepared a couples of tables of the longest and strongest bull markets. Looking only at the results, this bull market could continue for a while yet before […]

Is It a Bull or Bear Market?

January 14, 2014

Stocks have had strong returns since 2009. I’ve been cautious on them most of that time and still don’t believe the long-term bear market that began in 2000 is over. Recent research from Crestmont Research explains why this still is a long-term or secular bear market, and the market rise since 2009 is a bull […]

The Bull vs. The Bear

March 22, 2012

It’s rare there’s a day with the stark contrast we saw yesterday. In the April issue of Retirement Watch, I remarked that I don’t recall see such a sharp divide between those who are optimistic and pessimistic about the stock markets. We saw that clearly yesterday. First, Goldman Sachs came out with a report arguing […]

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