Are we in a bull market right now? How to tell

Identifying when a bull market begins or ends is sometimes challenging, given the nature of stock prices and how rapidly they can move up or down.

Generally, there are three indicators that stock experts use to determine whether a bull market exists.

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– Stock prices, or prices for a broad market index, have increased by 20% or more over a set period of time, typically two months or longer.

– Investor confidence is high and those buying into the market have an optimistic outlook toward the future.

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– Overall economic conditions are largely positive, with low unemployment rates and, ideally, low inflation rates as well.


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