The current rally is just a wee bit over eight years, six months old. Any way you slice it, it's an incredible, though still not unprecedented, run since the Dow's low of 6,469.95 on March 6, 2009.
Now that the bull has reached a ripe old age, more and more talking heads are calling for its end on the basis of its "advanced" age alone.
I'll be blunt: Changing your bullish bias and acting on the assumption that the simple passage of time is enough to halt the rally is likely to cost you money – and plenty of it.
I can say that with confidence (and trade likewise) because, over my 31 years in the markets, I've learned exactly what ignites, what perpetuates, and, of course, what kills, a bull market.
I don't really see anything that suggests this one is spent…
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Bull markets can last longer – a lot longer – than technical or fundamental data would seem to predict. And getting out of the market before prices tell you unequivocally "we've made the top" is hazardous to your wealth.
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D.R. Barton, Jr., Technical Trading Specialist for Money Map Press, is a world-renowned authority on technical trading with 25 years of experience. He spent the first part of his career as a chemical engineer with DuPont. During this time, he researched and developed the trading secrets that led to his first successful research service. Thanks to the wealth he was able to create for himself and his followers, D.R. retired early to pursue his passion for investing and showing fellow investors how to build toward financial freedom.