Friday, February 27, 2009

Party Like It's ... 1996

by Bill McBride on 2/27/2009 03:59:00 PM

The S&P 500 closed at 735 or so. The low in 1997 was 737.01.

Note: the S&P 500 was at 744 when Greenspan spoke of "irrational exuberance"!

S&P Lost Decade Click on graph for larger image in new window.

DOW off 1.6%

S&P 500 off 2.3%

NASDAQ off 1.0%

The second graph is from Doug Short of dshort.com (financial planner): "Four Bad Bears". (Doug should update soon)

Stock Market Crashes

Note that the Great Depression crash is based on the DOW; the three others are for the S&P 500.