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One tough bull has cat-like nine lives : Nearly 8 years old, Wall Street shows resilience to shocks

Does the Wall Street bull, which turns 8 next week, have nine lives? It sure seems like this market has cat-like genes.

A review of the countless crises and upsets this rising stock market has shrugged off since it began on March 9, 2009, highlights the never-say-die resilience of this aging bull, second-longest in history.

A bull market is a period of rising stock prices and a gain of 20% or more following a prior low for a major index. Bulls don't officially end until the market s

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