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Chart of the Week: Median Bull Markets

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 2, 2004 @ 3:21 pm In Finance | Comments Disabled

If this is indeed a new Bull market, we have so made it about halfway to the median duration point of prior rallies.

Median Bull Markets = 2.6 Years
bull_market_duration
Source: Investech Research [1]

This finding is consistent with several of the other indicators and historical comparables (first 5% sell off, Presidential Cycle) we track.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Investech Research: http://www.investech.com/

[2] Productivity and Reorganization in the American Economy: http://www.dallasfed.org/fed/annual/2003/index.html

[3] Curse of wartime presidents: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/30/INGE86ROJD1.DTL

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