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This bull gets no respect

S&P 500 has posted triple-digit gain since '09

8:27 PM, Jan. 18, 2013
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The current bull market on Wall Street has one thing in common with late comedian Rodney Dangerfield: It gets no respect.

The Standard and Poor's 500, an index of large-company U.S. stocks, eked out a fresh five-year high Thursday at 1,480.94. It is up 119 percent since the bull market began March 9, 2009, which means it is a member of the "100 percent Gain Club" - just one of nine bull markets in the benchmark index's history to post a triple-digit gain, according to Bespoke Investment Group.

In cash terms, the stock market has generated $10.5 trillion in paper wealth since the bear market ended, ...

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