It's official! With the S&P 500's new all-time closing high Monday, the current bull market that began on March 9th, 2009, is now the second longest on record. But as shown in our chart of historical bull markets below, at 2,681 days, the current bull still has a long way to go to make it into first place. To eclipse the 4,494-day bull market that ran from 12/4/1987 to 3/24/2000, this bull would need to make it past June 28th, 2021, without experiencing a 20%+ decline from a closing high.
The current bull market that has now lasted 2,681 days has seen the S&P 500 rally 215.88%. While it is the second longest on record, it's still just the fourth strongest on record.