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Understanding the Current Bull Market
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:08:12 AM »
Here's a contrarian view for everyone on here who is scared of today's stock market:

bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2017-03-10/this-bull-market-isn-t-as-old-as-some-seem-to-think

talltexan

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Re: Understanding the Current Bull Market
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 10:05:24 AM »
Thanks for sharing this. I have 90%+ of my new money going into equities right now.

neil

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Re: Understanding the Current Bull Market
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 01:06:05 PM »
This exactly.  You cannot cherry pick tops for bear markets and bottoms for bull markets and then claim the overlap.  Reality sits somewhere in the middle.

On morningstar if you bring up a total return chart, since 1/1/2000 VBTLX outperformed VTSAX until this latest bump finally put stock in the plus column.  This is of course also cherry picking and there are clear valuation differences at the time, but that is a long time to essentially not be compensated for risk.  But this is why investing over time is valuable - your overall returns should not be a reflection of two specific snapshots.

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Re: Understanding the Current Bull Market
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 10:37:20 AM »
Why does that page look so weird when it's bloomberg.com web? I mean there are no menus, nothing

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Re: Understanding the Current Bull Market
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 09:58:17 AM »
Why does that page look so weird when it's bloomberg.com web? I mean there are no menus, nothing

That's the Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) version of the article, which is optimized for view on smartphones.