If you ask me, the current bull market in U.S. stocks is hanging by a thread.
In fact, a decline that takes the Standard & Poor's 500 Index down below the 1,040 level - roughly 7% below where it closed yesterday (Wednesday) - would probably murder the bull-market case for stocks.
But until that decline actually occurs, don't rule the bulls out for the count.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has zoomed 61% from its March 9 lows, lifting investor spirits and fueling confidence in the U.S. economic rebound. But there’s an even hotter index. This one is up 85% from its late-2008 nadir. And it’s tied heavily to companies that produce gold, silver and other commodities – which […]