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Friday, March 13, 2009

Stock Market: Another Up Day

by Calculated Risk on 3/13/2009 04:21:00 PM

While we wait for the FDIC on Friday the 13th ... the S&P 500 is now up 11.8% from the lows. Here are a couple of graphs:

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

The first graph is from Doug Short of (financial planner): "Four Bad Bears".

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 second graph shows the S&P 500 since 1990.

The dashed line is the closing price today.

The S&P is just above the closing low of last November.