S&P 500 Bull Markets

S&P 500 Bull Markets The ongoing bull market shows no signs of slowing down. On average, bull markets since 1950 have persisted for nearly five years, delivering an average return of more than 157%. Image: Carson Investment Research

S&P 500 Bull Market

S&P 500 Bull Market This is the longest equities bull market without a 20% drawdown. Image: Goldman Sachs

First, Middle, Final Years of S&P 500 Bull Markets since 1975

First, Middle, Final Years of S&P 500 Bull Markets since 1975 The chart shows that the S&P 500 has generated a 26.9% return on average, in the final years of bull markets since 1975, excluding the current bull market. You may also like “Equity Market Performance Around Bear Markets.” Image: Legg Mason

S&P 500 – Seasonality During Bull vs. Bear Markets

S&P 500 – Seasonality During Bull vs. Bear Markets The sell-in-May effect may be more relevant in bear markets. In bull markets, it may be seen as a missed opportunity for potential gains, given the positive momentum and upward trends typically observed in the market. Image: Topdown Charts

Secular Bull Market Analogs and S&P 500

Secular Bull Market Analogs and S&P 500 Since the Great Recession, U.S. stocks have behaved like a secular bull market, which is characterized by an extended period of growth and rising prices. Image: BofA Global Research

S&P 500 – Secular Bull and Bear Markets

S&P 500 – Secular Bull and Bear Markets The strong performance of the S&P 500 in 2023 and 2024 could be seen as a clear indication of a more sustained secular bull market, potentially extending until the late 2020s and early 2030s. Image: BofA Global Research Click the Image to Enlarge