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Does the 1970′s Dow 1000 = 2000′s SPX 1000 ?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 6, 2008 @ 3:45 pm In Markets,Technical Analysis,Trading | Comments Disabled

With 15 minutes left in today’s trading, let’s take a quick technical look at the past month’s market action:

SPX 30 Days



My perspective: This 2 day pullback after the sharp 20% rally from the October 10th lows in the SPX is about a ~50% retracement of the inital rally, as well as the Election Day revisit to those highs. Bloomberg noted [2] that this was the worst two-day slump since 1987.

It appears that forays above the level 1,000 have twice brought out the sellers.

I wonder if SPX 1,000 will become the modern equivalent of the 1970s Dow 1,000  . . .

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[2] Bloomberg noted: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=at9k_Q_qEKEM&

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