Both highly successful investors and thought leaders are telling the story of tenable market risks but then tempting investors with the possibility of a grand finale worth chasing.
No one knows how this current bull market will end. Dalio and Grantham may be correct, and it may end with a melt-up, blow-off rally for the ages. On the other hand, it may have ended last week with the blow-off rally having occurred over the last year. To put a historical perspective on how this market may top, the following charts compare the death of the NASDAQ 100 bull market in 2000 and the end to the S&P 500 bull market in 2007.