Posts filed under “Markets”

DJIA Rallies (since 1900)

Interesting historical analysis from Chart of the Day:  To answer the question "How does the current stock market rally rank?" they plotted all major market rallies of the last 105 years by duration and percentage gain.

The results are below.  Each dot represents a major stock market rally as measured by the Dow:

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COTD: Over the past century, the Dow has begun a major rally 26 times or once
every four years. Second, most major rallies (76%) resulted in a gain
of between 30% and 150% while lasting between 272 and 913 trading days
(1.1 to 3.6 years). As it stands right now (with the Dow up 50% as of
its most recent rally high on March 4th, 2005), the current Dow rally
would be classified as moderate.

- The Dow Jones Industrial Average was not adjusted for inflation or dividends.
- There are 252 trading days in a year (100 trading days equal about 4.8 calendar months).
- The starting year for the biggest five rallies have been labeled for your convenience.
- A major stock market rally has been defined as a 30% or greater increase in the Dow (following a correction of 15% or more).

Category: Markets

Risk is on the Rise

Category: Economy, Markets

Nasdaq (and other Bubbles)

Today is the 5th Anniversary of the Nasdaq’s peak –  5048.62 on March 10, 2000 on a closing basis (The Nazz actually hit 5132 intraday). Let’s do a little “compare and contrast” with Nasdaq, and other previous bubbles. Recall we visited this theme in Three Bubbles exactly one year ago (graphic). The goal is to…Read More

Category: Markets

No Goldilocks Economy

Category: Economy, Markets

Category: Markets

The Psychology/Sentiment of Oil

Category: Commodities, Markets, Psychology

Be Wary of Anything approaching 140% of GDP

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets

My expectations about the Jobs Report

Category: Economy, Markets

CNBC The Mystery of the Awful Economists

Category: Economy, Markets, Media

The Mystery of the Awful Economists

“We have 2 classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know… and those who don’t know they don’t know.” — John Kenneth Galbraith I’ve been making a fortune lately. (No, I don’t own any Google IPO shares). Each month, I’ve been betting on the outcome of the Non-Farm Payroll report against my economist colleagues. I’ve been…Read More

Category: Economy, Markets, Politics