Is the bull market long in the tooth?

The current global economic expansion or cycle has been going for just over nine years since the global financial crisis. Equities keep on rising and seem to shake off bad news. It is the second longest bull market in US history since records began in 1850. Next year it will become the longest. So is it long in the tooth …

Historical Perspectives on Equities and the Great Rotation

January was the best month for the FTSE 100 index for 24 years with a gain of 6.4%. Elsewhere global markets posted strong returns. It is worth however taking a longer term view and I came across an excellent chart of the performance of the FTSE All Share Index over 50 years since inception to April 2012: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/9196093/Graphic-50-years-of-the-FTSE-All-Share-index.html The FTSE …