Yes, The Stock Market Has Been This Volatile Before
We are going to start with an analog chart comparing the Standard & Poor’s Composite from its high in 1929 to the Standard and Poor’s Composite’s high in 2000. The chart is drawn from weekly high/low data. We have added dates for the longer term swings.
Many investors are not aware as to how VOLATILE the stock market was from 1929 to 1942. The following swing charts break the period down into three segments: 1929 to 1932, 1932 to 1937 and 1937 to 1942.
September 7, 1929 to June 2, 1932
June 2, 1932 to March 10, 1937
March 10, 1937 to April 28, 1942
We are now going to move forward to the time frame of March 24, 2000 to September 9, 2011. The following swing charts break the period down into four segments: 2000 to 2002, 2002 to 2007, 2007 to 2009 and 2009 to 2011.
March 24, 2000 to October 10, 2002
October 10, 2002 to October 11, 2007
October 11, 2007 to March 6, 2009
March 6, 2009 to September 9, 2011
We are going to conclude with four swing analog charts. Each chart compares the current movement of the S&P with a period in the past. The charts are drawn from weekly high/low data, and the dates shown are end of week dates.
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