Putting the Current Bull Market in Perspective

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones index closed at 16412 and 1865 respectively yesterday. The S&P 500 soared by 30% in 2013 and is flat so far this year. The index has had a spectacular run since the lows reached during the global financial crisis in early 2009.

Here is a chart showing the current bull market in perspective from Deutsche Bank’s US Equity Insights report. The return shown is through March 9, 2014 :

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Bull Markets Since 1951


The chart below shows the duration of bull markets:

Past Bull Markets Duration

Source: US Equity Insights, Deutsche Bank, March 9, 2014

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