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By The Numbers – April 9, 2018

  • TIME FLIES – The S&P 500 bull market that began on 3/09/09 is now in its 110th month. The average bull market for the stock index since 1950 (including the current bull) has lasted 62 months. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research).           
  • BEST – April has been the best month for the S&P 500 over the last 25 years (i.e., 1993-2017), having gained an average of +1.81% (total return), just ahead of October’s +1.80% average gain (source: BTN Research).                                
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