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March 11, 2019

Cheaper, easier, still risky: Investing after a 10-year run

  • Here's a look at some of the biggest changes in investing since the S&P 500 launched into its longest bull market on record.
  • By STAN CHOE
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — As the bull market for U.S. stocks celebrates its 10th birthday, joining the party has never been cheaper or easier.

    Investors can buy or sell stocks on their phone with the flick of a thumb, and for a much lower cost than was possible on March 9, 2009, when the S&P 500 finally hit bottom after the financial crisis. And a growing number of them are investing passively with funds that track a benchmark such as the S&P 500 or Nasdaq 100 indexes.


     
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