Chart of the DayVertical Line
Horizontal Line
Don't forget to +1 and Like Chart of the Day     >>>
Chart of the Day
Today's chart compares the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 performance during the current secular bear market (the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 peaked in 2000) to the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 performance following the peak of 1929 (i.e. during the Great Depression). For today's chart, both the 2000 to present S&P 500 (blue line) and the 1929-1949 S&P 500 (gray line) having been normalized to where each of their peaks begin in year zero and at the $100 level. What is of interest is not that both of these markets had declines and rallies of equal magnitude -- they did not. What is of interest is that both bear markets have tended to head in the same direction for approximately the same amount of time. For example, both bear markets suffered through a major decline during the first 2 1/2 years and then rallied sharply into year seven. Both markets then formed a major peak in year seven and declined sharply in the middle of the eighth year. Both bear markets have continued to follow a similar path following the eighth year trough. However, if this similarity in direction were to continue, the current stock market rally would need to close out in fairly short order.

Notes:
- Where's the Dow headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out right now with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day Plus.

Horizontal Line
Rate today's Chart of the Day
Excellent    5    4    3    2    1    No good
By voting every day you help us get you the charts you want to see.
Horizontal Line

Quote of the Day
"What is past is prologue." - Shakespeare

Events of the Day
December 25, 2010 - Christmas Day
December 26, 2010 - Kwanzaa (1st day)
January 01, 2011 - New Year's Day - Rose Bowl - Fiesta Bowl
January 03, 2011 - Orange Bowl - US Congress convenes
January 04, 2011 - Sugar Bowl


Stocks of the Day
-- Find out which stocks investors are focused on with the most active stocks today.
-- Which stocks are making big money? Find out with the biggest stock gainers today.
-- What are the largest companies? Find out with the largest companies by market cap.
-- Which stocks are the biggest dividend payers? Find out with the highest dividend paying stocks.
-- You can also quickly review the performance, dividend yield and market capitalization for each of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Companies as well as for each of the S&P 500 Companies.


Mailing List Info
Chart of the Day is FREE to anyone who subscribes.
To ensure email delivery of Chart of the Day, add mailinglist@chartoftheday.com to your whitelist.

-- To subscribe, enter your email address
-- To unsubscribe, simply fill in our unsubscribe form.
-- To change your email address, first subscribe with your new email address and then unsubscribe your old email address (as described above).

Journalists and bloggers may post the above free Chart of the Day on their website as long as the chart is unedited and full credit is given with a live, do follow, text link to the Chart of the Day homepage using the following HTML...

If your site provides a list of helpful links, we would appreciate it if you added a link for Chart of the Day at http://www.chartoftheday.com. However, Chart of the Day Plus charts are to be viewed by paying Chart of the Day Plus subscribers only and may not be republished.

Chart of the Day is provided to subscribers without warranty of any kind and accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or for any consequences of its use.
FAQ | Privacy | Tell a Friend | Sample | Chart of the Day Plus
©1999-2016 Chart of the Day - All rights reserved