The bull market in stocks started with the U.S. still reeling from the Great Recession in March 2009. The bull turns 10 this weekend, having survived threats such as a debt crisis in Europe (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (2018)

For those who stayed along for the ride, the U.S. bull market has rewarded them with a return of more than 400 percent, including dividends, so far. Anyone who preferred gold, oil, stocks from emerging markets or most other investments have been disappointed.

The roaring bull has also bought big changes in the market’s leader board. In early 2009, Exxon, Procter & Gamble and Walmart were among the most valuable companies. Now the S&P 500 is tech-heavy at the top. The most valuable company at the moment is Microsoft — the only holdover from the Top 5 in March 2009. Amazon, Apple and Google’s parent Alphabet are close behind.

FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2009, file photo Arthur Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, wears his 1999
FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2009, file photo Arthur Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, wears his 1999 “Dow 10,000” cap, while holding the 2009 2. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this July 16, 2009, file photo specialist Donald Civitanova, center, conducts trading in shares of CIT preferred, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this July 16, 2009, file photo specialist Donald Civitanova, center, conducts trading in shares of CIT preferred, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2009 file photo, traders move about the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the opening bell. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2009 file photo, traders move about the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the opening bell. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo specialist Frank Masiello is reflected in his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as U. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)
FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo specialist Frank Masiello is reflected in his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as U. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)
FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo stock trader Gregory Rowe smiles a he wears a
FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo stock trader Gregory Rowe smiles a he wears a “DOW 20,000” hat at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo a Nasdaq employee monitors market activity in New York, with Amazon's logo on display in the background. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo a Nasdaq employee monitors market activity in New York, with Amazon’s logo on display in the background. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The bull market in stocks started with the U. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The bull market in stocks started with the U. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman smiles as he poses with an old
FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman smiles as he poses with an old “Dow 25,000” hat on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo Dudley Devine, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo Dudley Devine, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo trader James Lamb blows a bubble with gum as he watches his screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo trader James Lamb blows a bubble with gum as he watches his screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (2011), a slowdown in the Chinese economy (2015-2016), and fears of inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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