Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just How Bad Was the U.S. Economy in 2008?

If you want to know how badly the stock market is really doing right now, you might want to take a look at this chart. Each block represents a year, and each column represents a range of return on the S&P index. Over on the right side are those years where the index has soared upward 50 percent or 60 percent. The large middle range represents more typical years, where the market has risen less than 10 percent.

That little black box on the far left, with only the Great Depression year of 1931 in the same column? That would be this year.


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2 comments:

Exaggerato said...

Not many know this, but it's actually possible to make a donation to Reduce the National Debt Held by the Public.

Which can be sent to:

Dept. G
Bureau of the Public Debt
PO Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188

(Cheques and postal orders to that end should be made out to "Bureau of the Public Debt," with the memo line reading "Gift to Reduce Debt Held by the Public.")

Success With Women said...

thanks for the pic that give clear understand what is going on right now. dont know what will happen in year 2009. LIke dont like we have make adjustment to survive.

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