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What Comes Next? Bull, Bear, Correction?

The bull market in U.S. stocks has been charging ahead for more than eight years.1

While that’s young in people years, it’s ancient in bull market terms. Since World War II, the longest bull market in U.S. stocks lasted for almost nine-and-a-half years. The shortest sputtered out after just 13 months. On average, bull markets last for slightly less than five years, according to Fortune.2

So, how much longer will this bull market persist? No one knows for certain.

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Are investors becoming numb to risk?

A low ‘fear gauge’ might not be a bad thing — as long as investors don’t ignore fundamentals

Posted by Kristina Hooper, Global Market Strategist on May 15, 2017

Stocks barely hiccupped last week despite the onslaught of geopolitical headlines. But the big news was that volatility hit a historic low of 9.77 — its lowest level in more than 20 years — last week.1 Clearly, the world has not become less volatile, so what could this indicate?

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