On March 6, 2009 the market officially hit bottom with the
S&P at 666
(yes, that is an ominous place to start something
From there we have enjoyed a healthy and lengthy bull market.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. So as active
investors it behooves us to contemplate what will bring about the
end to this bull rally.
Traditionally these are the 2 main reasons that end a bull market
and bring about the next bear.
* Recession on the way.
* Stocks very overvalued.
By far, most bulls find their demise because of a looming
recession. However, there are occassions, like in 2000, where
valuation was the main concern (read: tech bubble).
The easy money is to say that this bull market will end 4 to 6
months before the next recession. That is because investors have a
good track record of sniffing these things out in advance and
heading for the exits.
But what is trickier at this time, is to say WHEN it will take
place. Pick your time range below and then provide your rationale
in the comments section below.
1) Right now
2) By end of 2013
3) First half of 2014
4) Second half of 2014
5) 2015 or beyond.
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