The bull market turns 3,453 days old on Wednesday. It’s the longest period of uninterrupted gains in American history.
The remarkable run began on March 9, 2009, in the ashes of the Great Recession and the scariest financial crisis since the 1930s.
The slow-but-steady economic recovery, coupled with unprecedented aid from the Federal Reserve, catapulted the Dow from around 6,500 to nearly 26,000 today. The S&P 500 has quadrupled from its 2009 low of 666. And market darlings like Netflix () and Amazon ( )have skyrocketed much further.