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By The Numbers – December 11, 2018

  • MARKET DURING RISING RATES – The Federal Reserve began a rate hike cycle on 12/16/15, raising short-term interest rates 8 times over the last 3 years. In the 749 trading days since the initial rate hike, the S&P 500 has gained +10.6% per year (total return). The Fed next meets on December 18-19 (source: BTN Research).                          
  • IS THE END NEAR? – 65% of 500 global money managers surveyed in October and November 2018 predict that the US bull market will end in 2019. The current bull run is 3 months short of 10 years in length as of today. The survey included investors in 28 countries worldwide (source: Natixis Investment Managers).  


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