Equity Bull Market Turns Two
On Market Watch
by David Callaway
March 9, 2011
Two years ago the S & P 500 set a bottom and has since risen 99%. Even after this substantial rally the S & P 500 is still down 15.8% from its high. The third year of this bull market has the potential to provide many potentially profitable trading opportunities with the market moving in a more volatile manner. Here are two trading statistics which you should keep in mind. #1: 89% of the time the stock market trades below the previous year’s close by an average of 9.00%. If this holds true then at some point this year the S & P 500 should trade around the 1143 level. #2: The average bull market is 41 months long and has an average return of 139%. If this bull market keeps with the average it still should have another 17 months and 18% to go.
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