Wall Street is in its longest bull market ever 3,453 At the close of trading in New York on Wednesday, August 22, Wall Street set the record for the longest bull market in history. Published August 24, 2018 | Photo by AP Photo/Mary Altaffer 3,453 The last low set by the S&P 500 was on March 9, 2009. It’s been 3,453 days of solid growth since then, with the S&P 500 climbing more than 320% over that period. 3,453 Corporate tax cuts and loose banking policies have helped stave off a slowdown and several turbulent quarters. The only question now is when a market correction ends this run. 3,453 Longest S&P 500 bull markets in history 3,453 The biggest contributor has been Apple, which became the first US public company valued at $1 trillion. Medical device company Abiomed secured the biggest stock gains, up 6,900% since March 2009. 3,453 But on an annualized basis, market returns turned in a weak 16.5% per year. The 1990-2000 bull market produced a 19% return, while the 1930s returned just under 36%. 3,453 The bull run means even less if you’re not rich: Half of US households have no stocks or retirement investments. More than 80% of all US-owned stocks are held by the wealthiest 10% of households.