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What the most bullish of bull markets has taught us – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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It’s official. The current stock rally that began in March 2009 is now the longest bull market in history.

In that time, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average have both quadrupled, averaging returns in the neighborhood of 17 percent per year.

Statistically, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime investment cycle (and it isn’t over yet), so it makes sense to review some lessons investors can learn from an unprecedented period of stock market success.