Posts filed under “Markets”

Stock Market Since 1900

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Stock Market Since 1900
Source: JP Morgan



One of my favorite charts to show people is the long-term market returns since 1900. I find it is incredibly telling in the information provided by a very simply line chart.

Have a look at the chart nearby. It is from JP Morgan’s quarterly chart book which (I have referenced previously). It’s a delightful assembly, chock full of great graphics that both inform and amuse.

The chart we are focusing on today is Markets since 1900. It shows the long-term gains of the S&P500 (and its predecessor). It is in logarithmic scale, so as to not distort the earlier returns.


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Category: Cycles, Markets, Technical Analysis

Buybacks: Money well spent?

Great charts from the FT’s weekend article, titled Buybacks: Money well spent?:



Source: FT
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Category: Corporate Management, Finance, Markets

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller talks with WSJ’s Jason Zweig about market valuations and investors’ expectations. (see full article WSJ)  

Category: Markets

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 10.10.14

Succinct Summations week ending October 10th Positives: 1. Despite the recent bout of volatility, the S&P 500 is just under 5% off its all-time highs. 2. The national price of gasoline fell to $3.24, the lowest since December 2013. 3. Initial jobless claims came down to 287k while the 4 week average is at the…Read More

Category: Markets

Yesterday’s Bear Column on BBRG Home Page

Hey, this is pretty cool: Yesterday morning’s column on the Signs of a Bull Market Turning Bear  made the home page of . . .   Click for bear column

Category: Markets, Media


Lows of the day:   click for ginormous version

Category: Markets

U.S.-listed ETP Flows

Source: Fidelity

Category: ETFs, Markets

Goldbugs Push Back

  “Never try to teach a pig to sing- it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long   Whenever I write about Gold, the pushback is always robust. Yesterday’s column How Low Can Gold Go? was no different. As a public service, I thought I would…Read More

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 10.3.14

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events:   Positives: 1) US economy added 248k net new jobs in September; two prior months were revised up by a total of 69k. 2) Unemployment rate falls two tenths unexpectedly to 5.9%, the lowest since July ’08. Average weekly hours ticks up to 34.6, the most since May ’08. 3)…Read More

Category: Markets

MoneyBeat’s Quarterly Quota

Click for larger graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Data Analysis, Markets