Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Market and GM

by Calculated Risk on 5/27/2009 04:13:00 PM

From the WSJ: Bondholders Push GM to Brink of Bankruptcy

General Motors Corp. bondholders soundly rejected a debt-swap offer critical to the auto maker's survival, pushing the company closer to a bankruptcy filing that could come in the next few days.
Not a surprise.

And by popular demand ...

Click on graph for larger image in new window.

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

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

Stock Market Crashes Dow S&P500 NASDAQ NikkeiThe second graph compares four significant bear markets: the Dow during the Great Depression, the NASDAQ, the Nikkei, and the current S&P 500.

See Doug's: "The Mega-Bear Quartet and L-Shaped Recoveries".