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Monday, May 11, 2009

The Mega-Bear Quartet

by Calculated Risk on 5/11/2009 04:19:00 PM

By popular demand, the 2nd graph is Doug's "Mega-Bear Quartet" that includes the Nikkei and NASDAQ bear markets.

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".

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.

Stock Market Crashes Dow S&P500 NASDAQ Nikkei The 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".