Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Markets Retrace Significant Amount Of Losses Since Financial Crisis

The Chart of The Day charting service provides a graphic look at the market recovery for various indices since the financial crisis trough in March 2009.
"For some perspective on the post-financial crisis rally, today's chart illustrates how much of the downturn that occurred as a result of the financial crisis has been retraced by each of the five major stock market indexes. For example, the Dow peaked at 14,164.53 back in October 9, 2007 and troughed at 6,547.05 back on March 9, 2009. The most recent close for the Dow is 12,980.30 -- it has retraced 84.5% of its financial crisis bear market decline. As today's chart illustrates, each of these five major stock market indices have retraced over 78% of their financial crisis decline. However, it is the S&P 400 (mid-cap stocks) and the tech-laden Nasdaq that have recouped all the losses incurred during the financial crisis and currently trade higher than their 2007 credit bubble peak."
From The Blog of HORAN Capital Advisors


1 comment:

Dividend Investor said...

Many of us who hold mostly blue chip dividend industrials were eagerly awaiting a day like this. The pay off was immense. It allowed us to take a little off the table to cover expenses as well as branch out into some other more risky investments. I have a long term bullish outlook on these stocks. Thanks for sharing. I will be checking back more often.