8 anni di bull market!
(Reuters) - The S&P 500's bull market run turns eight years old on Thursday as equities rebound from the sharpest recession since the Great Depression.
A bull market is generally defined as a 20 percent rise in the S&P 500 <.SPX> from its previous low, and ends when the index declines 20 percent from its high.
Over that time, extremely accommodative monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and a slowly improving U.S. economy have enabled the benchmark index to more than triple from its low.
Below are some facts and figures on the current bull market:
* The eight-year run for the current bull market is the second longest in history, behind the one that lasted from Oct. 11, 1990 to March 24, 2000.
* The 250 percent gain for the index during the bull run is the fourth-best. The longest bull in the 1990s stands also as the most rewarding yet for stock investors, with a gain of 417 percent.
* The total market capitalization of the S&P 500 is close to $21 trillion, compared to $5.89 trillion eight years ago.