Underperforming the Great Depression

Discussion in 'Economics' started by W4rl0ck, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. W4rl0ck


    In real (inflation/deflation-adjusted) terms, when did the US market permanently regain the high reached in 1929? The first chart illustrates two answers to the question. One uses the real price and the other uses the real total return.

    The remaining charts compare market performance since 2000 with the equivalent elapsed time following the peak in 1929. As the final chart shows, the current real total return over the past decade is worse than the performance over the equivalent time frame during the Great Depression.