5 best stocks of the 5-year bull market

The long rally from the bottom on March 9, 2009, has carried the S&P 500 up about 170%. But the best stocks have climbed much, much further.

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Mar 7, 2014 2:38PM
A lot of posters here say that the entire recovery was due to the fed printing more money thus causing inflation. If that was correct the 100% stock market increase would have resulted in a 50% decline in the value of the dollar. If this was the case prices for all goods and services would have doubled which has not happened. Did the Feds actions help prop up the stock market, Yes. Was that the only reason or even most of the reason, No. Those companies that had the largest recoveries were the ones that were hit the hardest (same with housing prices).
Mar 7, 2014 3:03PM
all the fed did was keep us from a huge depression. if you read the now public writings of secretary Paulson and fed chair Bernanke you will see just how close we came to a complete crash
Mar 7, 2014 1:18PM
Big deal! My Chalupa stand has done phenomenally well, and with the sage investment advice of VL & Dave, I have put all my profits into cows and bunkers!

Mar 7, 2014 3:00PM
this guy is an excellent historian.........but isn't he supposed to be a stock picker that can beat the averages?  of course if he could beat the averages he would still be running his hedge fund instead of giving history lessons
ok let's do the math

10,000,000 babyboomers retiring each year taking on average $40,000 out of their 401K pension plans instead of adding $5,000 a year on average.

Net stock and bond market loss of $450 billion a year

2,000,000 over $80,000 a year workers putting in on average $8,000 into their 401K pension plans a year laid off each year

Net loss $16 billion

1,600,000 new hires a year 70 percent working for minimum wage and not putting anything into their 401K plans leaving 480,000 putting $5,000 a year into their 401k plans

Net gain $2.4 billion

total loss of $463.6 billion from the stock market in 2013 Fed add $480 billion

another loss of $400-$500 billion from the stock market in 2014 Fed add $200 billion (as they think they have solved the crisis)

Feds decide to fight inflation which has began to rise it's ugly head.

another loss of $450-550 billion from the stock and bond market in 2015 Fed add $0 Fed pushing interest rates to 10 percent in order to fight 15 percent inflation

Yep by Sept 2015 the stock market will collapsed to near zero and the dollar has been abandoned by every trading partner in the world.

Mar 7, 2014 9:16PM

Obama stole 26 billion$ from the "Greedy Bondholders" so GM could stay in business.  Many people had their life savings in GM Bonds and he stole it so he could get the Union to vote for him, which they did.  He's printing some $85 billion dollars a month to pay bills. Do you think we are not going to have a super big inflation period up ahead.

Many think our dollar will soon not be the world standard currency because it is getting weaker.  If this becomes true plan on having about 50% or less value on your dollar.  Then will you still be praising Obama for his bailing everyone out like GM who has been mismanaged for decades.  Don't give to any country that spits on us.  You can't buy loyalty.


Mar 7, 2014 2:46PM

170% and you have many gap down losers during this period..........don't  forget to mention AA at 18

now still below 12 and GOLD at 1900 now still below 1400

Mar 7, 2014 3:55PM
U.S. Business making record profits and no sign of the predicted "mass layoffs" due to Obamacare.  It would appear to be just the opposite.  To bad your Goptard hopes and dreams of a failed economy were crushed.  That was your last card to play wasn't it??

Mar 7, 2014 4:21PM
"if you read the now public writings of secretary Paulson and fed chair Bernanke you will see just how close we came to a complete crash"

I'm surprised you can-- read. The nation owes almost $20 TRILLION in National Debt, has $750 TRILLION in derivative debt and the lion's share of $2 QUADRILLION in global debt on it's back. IF Paulsen was laughed out of Congress when he begged for TARP, we'd have seen corrupt banks crash, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley go out of business and witnessed a blanket collapse of our housing industry. All things we could reconcile, jail the crooks, regulate, supervise and recover to be a stronger nation without owing into the 25th Century. Instead, we listened to greedy fools and will STILL see catastrophic collapse, just not recover from it. 
Mar 7, 2014 3:27PM
The smartest investment advice is-- RUN AWAY from where everyone is and take the time to see the opportunity, rather than being told it's an opportunity. It isn't. 
Mar 7, 2014 3:50PM
The reason US Business is doing so well is because CPAC trotted out Michelle Bachmann to inspire the people. 
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