Regarding the title: No, I don't think you guys are retarded. Neither am I. I would like to run a poll/thread discussing similarities between current market/economic conditions and those of select historical intervals (years to keep it simple). So, I need suggestions for the years that show some similarity to 2010. the most popular years suggested in this thread will be put in a poll and we could discuss the similarities and implications going forward in that thread. I am thinking 2004 and 2007 could be good candidates. Any other suggestions?