S&P500 in Yen and Euros

As the attached graph illustrates, the S&P 500 has recently hit a new all-time high in Japanese yen terms (surpassing its July 1999 peak), while the index remains more than a 1/3 below its September 2000 high in euro terms.

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chart courtesy of Mike Panzner

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Aside from any other reasons, perhaps it is Japanese investors who have been lending a helping hand to U.S. equity prices?
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Perhaps the relative growth and inflation rates help to explain the difference

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Chart courtesy WSJ

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See also this interesting comparo from the online WSJ about Europe, Japan, and the US.

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Foreclosure ActivityForeclosure_activity

Note that these are a product of integrating Google Maps with housing and population data.

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