This is often called the most hated bull market ever for stocks. Why? If you read comments at Yahoo Finance articles, the common thought on that is because it's a sham, a Bernanke and Federal Reserve backed scam, sort of a "tulip" bull market. Another way of expressing that is "it's floating on a sea of liquidity provided by the Federal Reserve". That's a quote from something I read in the past few days. Time of course will make that determination for sure, so maybe we have to wait and see if it's real or not. My vote is on "not".