Chart Showing U.S. Bull and Bear Markets Since the 1920s

At this point, the S&P 500 is up over 200% from its March 2009 low.

This bull market has lasted 68 months, which seems like a long time … until you compare it to the length and strength of other bull runs.

This chart shows the history of Bull and Bear Markets in the U.S.


150111 History of Bull and Bear Markets

via @jerrykerns.

The blue areas represent past bull market durations and returns (total and annualized). The red areas represent past bear markets.
Note: this chart is a little dated – it was originally published in May.
Nonetheless, it is a good reminder of the bigger picture.
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