Thursday, March 05, 2009

Stock Market: Cliff Diving

by Bill McBride on 3/05/2009 04:00:00 PM

More cliff diving today ... the good news is the market can lose 5% per day and never hit zero!

Joke of the Day (ht BR): "McDonalds adds Citigroup stock to its $1 menu!"

DOW off 4.1%

S&P 500 off 4.2%

NASDAQ off 4.0%

Stock Market Crashes Click on graph for larger image in new window.

The first graph is from Doug Short of dshort.com (financial planner): "Four Bad Bears". (If not updated right way, Doug should update in a few minutes).

This is the 2nd worst S&P 500 / DOW bear market in the U.S. in 100 years.

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

S&P 500

The graph has been extended back to 1990.

The low in 1996 was 598.48.

Another 85 points or so to get back to 1995 prices.