In our recent article, we said bull markets
do not die because of old age.
It takes decades to work off the excesses of bull markets
of such historical proportions.
Whether because of the Asian financial crisis or investor pessimism - or both - the bull market
of yesterday looks nothing like the tumultuous market of today.
But even after inflation faded in the early 1980s, the new behaviors stayed; if anything, they became more pronounced, especially once the bull market
began in August 1982.
AMD on the other hand, enjoyed a bull market
from January 2003-January 2006.
He believes there's still steam in the bull market
left since the Hong Kong scare is more emotional than rational.
Off the recent record, however, it's fair to say that true believers in the mighty bull market
of the '90s haven't had to endure many prolonged tests of faith.
Investors can buy and sell ETFs intraday and they can hold them both long and short, offering the opportunity to prosper from both bear and bull markets
Just a few days ago, bearish analysts began forecasting the end of one of the greatest bull markets
in history as it approached its first 10 percent decline in six years.
Remember, bull markets
are global affairs and, at last glance, the DJ World Stock Market Index was in a highly bullish mode, having held above key support last August and, in the interim, has traced out a continuation pattern of ascending tops and bottoms.
Even so, few analysts believe that even a 10 percent decline will spell the end of what many analysts consider one of the greatest bull markets
5% daily gain, Gregory Spear and his team believe ALEX represents a stable long-term investment covering two industries in bull markets
Big runs without 5 percent corrections can come about in long bull markets
, like the current one, or in wild ones, like the two in 1932 and 1933, which were short explosions off of deeply depressed prices.
Intermediate corrections in bull markets
typically last from several weeks to perhaps three months.
Most major bull markets
are followed by multi-year periods of below-average growth and moderate economic performance.