6 Actions to Take When You Think a Bull Market Is Ending

We are in the ninth year of an aging equity bull market. Since the start of this bull market in March 2009, the S&P 500 Index has gained 426% through September 30, 2018—an annualized return of 19%. Meanwhile, the US economy is firing on all cylinders, with the unemployment rate falling to a multi-decade low and domestic growth at multi-year highs. However, recent market volatility is showing signs that we may be in the late stages of the current bull market and economic expansion.  

Read the full commentary by Tim Clift, Chief Investment Strategist at Envestnet | PMC, which illustrates ways to help your clients keep their emotions in check and prepare for more market uncertainty.


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