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Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: These 5 companies are making money from investors’ love affair with stocks

This is the best time in history to be an investor. I’m not just talking about the fact that we are in the middle the of the second-longest bull market in history. (I say “the middle” because the prior record was a 15-year rally that started after World War II, and at roughly nine years in I see no sign of the stock market slowing down.)

The profits from rising stocks are nice, but even better are all the innovations that have allowed cheaper and easier access to capital markets. Deregulation in the 1970s led to the creation of discount brokers.

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