Visual Takes on Dow 12,000

Two interesting visual takes on Dow 12,000, both via the NYT:

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This one might have been more useful if we saw the millenial day counts on the way down (10k, 9k, 8k) and then back up again:

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graphic courtesy of NYT

This chart shows how the US Markets have performed relatively to other global markets:

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graphic courtesy of NYT

Sources:
How Far Past 12,000? Watch Data
VIKAS BAJAJ
NYT, October 20, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/20/business/20stox.html

Viewed From Abroad, the Dow at 12,000 Isn’t So Impressive
FLOYD NORRIS
NYT, October 21, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/21/business/21charts.html

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