Infographic: Running with the bulls

Secular bull markets can last a long time


Hopes that the 2016 election will usher in a new era of pro-growth, business-friendly policies have set the stage for the next phase of a secular-bull market that started its slow charge in 2009. And if history repeats, this bull may have a lot more room to run: each of the last two post-World War II secular bull markets lasted nearly two decades. Although we expect some bucking along the way, long-term investors tend to be rewarded by staying invested through the periods of decline that can and typically do occur in a secular bull market.


Sources: Morningstar, Inc. and Ned Davis Research, Inc.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

For illustrative purposes only and not representative of performance for any specific investment.

S&P 500 Index: A capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries.

Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly.

The value of equity securities will rise and fall. These fluctuations could be a sustained trend or a drastic movement.

A bull market is a financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising or are expected to rise.

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