The 30th anniversary of the 1987 crash is a perfect occasion to take in the vivid accounts of a headlong bull market skidding violently off course. "The bull is dead," a senior trader at the old Shearson Lehman told a reporter. "I've been in the business 33 years and it's one of the worst corrections I have ever seen." His counterpart at the former Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette added, "We have young traders out here with their eyes popping out of their heads."
Investors in U.S. stocks are surely pleased with their gentle climb this year. But do they truly appreciate just how extraordinarily generous the market has been? The amount of upside gain with hardly any downside pain so far makes 2017 one of the best buy-and-hold environments of recent decades. The S&P 500 is up 14 percent year to date, not including dividends. Its deepest pullback, if one can call it that, was a 3 percent slip over a four-week stretch in March.
There's no reliable way to predict when or exactly why a bull market will finally end. But how the market will behave when a peak is closely approaching tends to follow some broad patterns that can be tracked by investors. Longtime students of the market cite a handful of conditions that typically emerge when the risk of a severe downturn is high.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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