While the pandemic continues to impact the economy, both in the US and abroad, the stock market continues to work its way higher. Although many stocks have seen significant losses, including dividend cuts, due to the health crisis, other stocks have been quite bullish since the beginning of the bull market in March 23, 2020. To get a sense of which stocks investors tend to favor during this unprecedented health crisis, we looked at the March 23, 2020 to August 10, 2021 bull market rally and identified the top performing stocks (150% gain or more). We also limited the following table to companies with a market cap of over $200 billion since larger companies tend to have better access to resources.
Best Bull Market Stocks Table Description: The following table includes and can be sorted on: company name, market cap, dividend yield, intraday stock price, and the intraday stock price percent change. This table will be updated as conditions warrant. To be notified of significant changes to this Best Bull Market Stocks list, click the bell on the bottom right to receive free Dogs of the Dow Notifications.
Best Bull Market Stocks FAQ
What is considered a bull market?
There is no hard and fast rule for what constitutes a bull market. Some define it as occurring when the stock market as measured by a major stock market index such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or S&P 500 increases by at least 20% from its previous low. Others define it more generally as simply being a sustained rise in stock prices that lasts for months or years.
When did the current bull market start?
The current bull market started on March 23, 2020.
How long did the last bull market last?
The last bull market lasted over 10 years – 10 years and 11 months to be exact. It began on March 9, 2009 (the post financial crisis low) and ended on February 12, 2020 (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
What is a bear market?
A bear market tends to be defined as 20% decline in stock prices as measures by a major stock market index such as the Dow or S&P 500.