Monday marks the five year anniversary of the current bull market. The Wall Street Journal reported return facts on this bull market run on Saturday. Highlights from their report:
- "The Dow Jones Industrial Average has soared 151% since stocks bottomed March 9, 2009, following the financial crisis. That ranks it fifth in gains among the 32 bull markets since 1900."
- "It also is tied for fifth-longest-running, in trading days, with the one that ended in 2007, according to Ned Davis Research."
- "If the current stock advance lasts another 16 trading days, it will be the fourth-longest, surpassing the one that ended in 1987."
- "The Nasdaq Composite Index is up 242%, and the Russell 2000 small-stock index is up 251% in that time. A bull market is commonly defined as a gain of at least 20% from a market low."
This week's magazine contains a few articles that reference the bull market run since the end of the financlial crisis. Also, the magazine contains useful links to artiucles on topics for the coming week.