Friday, February 27, 2009
DJIA adjusted for inflation
This fascinating chart was published by Chart of the Day on Friday morning. Note lower channel levels, an area that seems inevitable before this bear market is finally over.
Here is their commentary:
Chart of the Day
For some long-term perspective, today's chart illustrates the Dow adjusted for inflation since 1925. There are several points of interest. For one, the inflation-adjusted Dow has gained a mere 55% since its 1929 peak and gained only 10% since its 1966 peak – not that impressive considering it took many decades to achieve those gains. It is also interesting to note that based on an inflation-adjusted Dow, the current bear market actually began in 1999 only to be interrupted briefly by a multi-trillion dollar credit bubble. That bubble has burst, of course, and the Dow now trades at a level not seen since 1995.