Why the rising stock market isn't lifting all boats

Pedestrians pass the bronze Charging Bull sculpture next to Wall Street in the Financial District on October 10, 2013 in New York City.

It's been nearly five years since the stock market bottomed out during the great financial crisis. Now stocks are riding high, but where does that leave average Americans?

Marketplace contributor and Fortune magazine senior editor-at-large Allan Sloan has been digging into the numbers and shares his latest calculations. 

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Allan Sloan is a senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine.

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