So writes Bespoke Investment Group (bespokeinvest.com) in edited excerpts from the original article entitled Longest and Strongest Bull Markets.
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The article goes on to say in further edited excerpts:
For the purposes of this analysis, we consider a bull market to be any period where the S&P 500 gains 20% or more (on a closing basis) without a decline of 20% in between.
Longest Bull Markets
In terms of duration, the current bull market ranks at number 7 on the list….[but] moving into the top spot for longest bull markets on record is still a ways off. In fact, the S&P 500 would have to go another 7+ years to 6/28/2021 in order to overtake the 1987-2000 bull market as the longest ever.
The current bull market may only rank at 7 in terms of duration, but it is already at number 5 on the list of 10 strongest bull markets…
Before setting your sights on the title of strongest bull market on record, keep in mind that in order to overtake the 1987-2000 bull market, the S&P 500 would need to rally an additional 150% to 4,620. Don’t hold your breath.
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