BULLS & BEARS: History suggests market ready to make large run

Two weeks ago in this space, I pointed out that investors are close to joining an exclusive club-there are only three previous seven-year periods where an investor lost money in the U.S. stock market. The last seven-year dry spell was from the start of 1968 through the end of 1974. In that span, $100,000 an investor put to work withered to $90,000. By the end of 1974, inflation, oil-price spikes, an unpopular war and an unpopular president had left investors...

 

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