5 Reasons Bull Markets End

We tell you the signs to look for and what they’re signaling now.

History never repeats but often rhymes. So when it comes to the demise of bull markets, we can, to borrow the immortal line of Captain Renault in Casablanca, round up the usual suspects. Often, the factors below are found at the scene of the crime (the start of a bear market). None appears to be an imminent threat yet, but it pays to be on the lookout for these bear-market bellwethers.

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Anne Kates Smith
Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Anne Kates Smith brings Wall Street to Main Street, with decades of experience covering investments and personal finance for real people trying to navigate fast-changing markets, preserve financial security or plan for the future. She oversees the magazine's investing coverage,  authors Kiplinger’s biannual stock-market outlooks and writes the "Your Mind and Your Money" column, a take on behavioral finance and how investors can get out of their own way. Smith began her journalism career as a writer and columnist for USA Today. Prior to joining Kiplinger, she was a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and a contributing columnist for TheStreet. Smith is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., the third-oldest college in America.