If you want to make more money for retirement, keep one phrase in mind:
“Bull markets don’t die of old age.”
Folks think that when stocks have gone up year after year, the market must tank soon.
That’s not true. In fact, the opposite is more likely.
Financial research firm HCWE looked at nearly 100 years of market performance and showed that once a bull market reaches five years old, its life expectancy doesn’t decrease. Instead, it increases.
We admit the sample size is small, but the research is intriguing.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the firm identified more than a dozen bull markets since 1925. It showed that when a bull market is two years old, its mean life expectancy is 46 months, for a total length of about 5.8 years.
But when a bull market grows beyond five years old, its life expectancy is another 44 months on average – or about 8.7 years in total. That’s nearly an extra three years.
So what’s next for our current bull market?
Well, financial analyst and American Consequences feature contributor Steve Sjuggerud has been pounding the table with his idea of the “Melt Up” for some time now. He even introduced the concept in our very first American Consequences magazine…
After seven years, you might think that the big gains are behind us. You might think that you missed out. But that’s not the case.
The Melt Up is a powerful idea… based on a simple premise…
Stocks often have their biggest, most explosive gains at the ends of major bull markets.
The S&P 500 is up about 20% since Steve wrote that last summer… And if history repeats like the last Melt Up we saw in the late ’90s, the market could still have 30%, 50%, even 100% more to go, with some stocks up far more.
So if you ignored Steve the first time he wrote for our magazine, please don’t make that mistake again.
Frankly, no one can predict when a situation like this Melt Up will happen… It could be decades before investors get this kind of opportunity again. Don’t let irrational fear keep you from making possibly life-changing gains.
Especially if you’re close to retirement age, the time to act is now.
Steve is going to host a massive live event on October 24 to show you how to cash in on this opportunity. There will be live audience questions, celebrity guests from the world of finance, and even a free stock recommendation from Steve… All you have to do is RSVP by clicking right here.
Tens of thousands of investors are expected to tune in. Whether you are bullish like Steve, or more bearish today, show up for this free event and I promise you’ll learn a few things.
You’ll be able to tune in to this live video broadcast from any computer, tablet, or smartphone at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, October 24. To claim your seat, click here.
Now here’s a few of the latest headlines we’re reading…
More support for the Melt Up from industry insiders…
“The backbone of the U.S. economy is good. We’re nowhere near a recession… So yields rising, I think, generally does reflect a stronger economy and a Fed that should be gradually tightening, but it doesn’t mean it’s game over yet.”
“Corporate profits are at an all-time high and stocks are booming… I’m a permabull.”
Missing out on a market’s best quarters can ruin your long-term gains…
The risk of investors mis-timing the market is higher now because equity valuations are high… Trying to time re-entry to get back into the markets at lower levels leads to substantially lower long-term returns.
And here’s that Wall Street Journal article we mentioned earlier…
Differences in life expectancy become much less pronounced with advancing age, especially among the oldest segment of the population. After examining historical market data, the researchers suggest the same may be true of bull markets. Steve is still bullish today on stocks and housing, and doesn’t want anyone to be left behind…
“I personally missed out on most of the upside in the late 1990s… Now I’m older and wiser. My experience taught me two important lessons…”
“Today, housing affordability is at a decade low. But as I’ll show, that doesn’t mean the boom is dead.” Another sign that the American economy is alive and bustling…
The unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent last month, the lowest since December 1969, when hundreds of thousands of working-age Americans were serving in Vietnam.
‘To infinity and beyond!’ The latest step in legal marijuana’s profits…
Space Tango’s upcoming research may provide yet another positive step in the evolution of cannabis as medicine, and the unleashing of the cannabis plant into free markets.
Lobster dinners, flat-bed seats, and no cattle class? Flying in style to Singapore:
Long-haul flights half way across the globe are making a comeback even with oil prices close to their highest in four years. Finally, is Kamala Harris more than an ambitious freshman senator? Democratic supporters are banking on it…
It’s deja vu for Ohio Democrats. At the state party dinner Sunday night, the star attraction was an exciting speaker who’s a new-generation voice for change, a person of color with biracial parents who has been in the Senate for about 20 minutes.
(Porter Stansberry recently wrote a book about his prediction for the next president – hint, see above – and how she will win because of a secret force gaining traction in America today. Get your copy here.)
With P.J. O’Rourke and the American Consequences Editorial Staff
October 10, 2018