Market Extra: The other assets that are in a bull market along with U.S. stocks

Nine years ago, on March 9, 2009, when the S&P 500 SPX, +1.74% bottomed at 676.53 following 15 months of precipitous declines, the current bull market in U.S. stocks was born.

Since then, the market has gained nearly 350% including dividends. Despite the recent volatility, the bull has not shown serious signs of retiring.

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The term bull market refers to a market in which prices are rising. Typically, a drop of a 20% or more would qualify as a bear market, and both bull and bear markets can be cyclical or structural.

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