Back to top

Real Time Insight

This page is temporarily not available.  Please check later as it should be available shortly. If you have any questions, please email customer support at or call 800-767-3771 ext.  9339.

On March 6, 2009 the market officially hit bottom with the S&P at 666 (yes, that is an ominous place to start something good). From there we have enjoyed a healthy and lengthy bull market.

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. So as active investors it behooves us to contemplate what will bring about the end to this bull rally. 

Traditionally these are the 2 main reasons that end a bull market and bring about the next bear. 

* Recession on the way. 

* Stocks very overvalued. 

By far, most bulls find their demise because of a looming recession. However, there are occassions, like in 2000, where valuation was the main concern (read: tech bubble). 

The easy money is to say that this bull market will end 4 to 6 months before the next recession. That is because investors have a good track record of sniffing these things out in advance and heading for the exits. 

But what is trickier at this time, is to say WHEN it will take place. Pick your time range below and then provide your rationale in the comments section below. 

1) Right now 

2) By end of 2013

3) First half of 2014

4) Second half of 2014

5) 2015 or beyond. 

5 Stocks to Double in 2014

Today, you are invited to receive a free Special Report from Zacks Investment Research. It reveals five companies that could gain +100% and more in the next 12 months.

One is set to ride a little-known All-American energy boom. Another is a chip maker looking for big gains through Google Glass. Another could be the next alternative energy "Tesla."

Close This Panel X

Please login to or register to post a comment.

New to Zacks?

Start Here

Zacks Investment Research


Are you a new Zacks Member or a visitor to

Top Zacks Features

Learn more

Start for as little as $4.50 per trade.

My Portfolio Tracker

Is it Time to Sell?

One of the most important steps you can take today is to set up your portfolio tracker on Once you do, you'll be notified of major events affecting your stocks and/or funds with daily email alerts.

More Zacks Resources

Zacks Rank Home - Evaluate your stocks and use the Zacks Rank to eliminate the losers and keep the winners.

Mutual Fund Rank Home - Evaluate your funds with the Mutual Fund Rank for both your personal and retirement funds.

Stock/Mutual Fund Screening - Find better stocks and mutual funds. The ones most likely to beat the market and provide a positive return.

My Portfolio - Track your Portfolio and find out where your stocks/mutual funds stack up with the Zacks Rank.

Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers for Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers

Company Symbol Price %Chg
VERTEX ENERG VTNR 8.25 +10.59%
MODINE MANUF MOD 17.12 +8.77%
CLAYTON WILL CWEI 140.03 +7.27%
E*TRADE FINA ETFC 22.67 +5.44%