5 Signs to Watch for a Stock Market Peak

It’s no secret that the current bull market and economic expansion are getting long in the tooth.

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It’s no secret that the current bull market and economic expansion are getting long in the tooth. Eventually, the market will turn bearish, and history tells us that we’re likely to see a recesssion six to nine months after the bull market’s peak.

These five indicators can help you spot market tops and recessions on the horizon. Think of them as alarm bells. None is ringing loudly at the moment, but if several go off in unison, consider paring back risk in your portfolio.

Ryan Ermey
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He writes and fact-checks stories that appear in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on Kiplinger.com. He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.