With the return of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the 10,000-plus point mark, the question has to be asked: How long will the bull market last?

War and post-heavy conflict chaos in Iraq, the Mad Cow scare that has infiltrated the beef industry and scandalous headaches scattered across business pages do not usually spell long-term success. According to Barron’s, the current success might be the work of the Federal Reserve, which has kept interest rates low and hence investors’ gratitude and attitudes high.

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