The Mother of All Analogs (Update)
- Posted by Danny
- on May 8th, 2013
502 Bad Gateway
A few months ago we posted these two charts comparing the S&P’s run from Aug ’66 – Jan ’80 and Aug ’98 – Jan ’13. The correlation was eerily similar as both depicted relatively steep climbs and drops over roughly the same period of time…give or take a year.
Flash forward to today and the all time highs we’re seeing on a daily basis. Here’s the updated charts (log scale):
(click to zoom)
The chart above shows that from 1973 to late 1980, the S&P climbed about 17% from peak to peak, and before that declined trough to trough about 14% between 1970 and 1975.
The chart below shows that from 2007 to date, the S&P has only climbed 4.5% from peak to peak. The reason I say “only” is because it feels like this market wants to keep running. I haven’t sensed any euphoria from the unwashed masses. Mom and pop don’t care about this market…yet.
Who knows, maybe it will take a 15% rise from the 2007 highs to make believers out of everyone and their crazy uncle. If that happens we’re looking at S&P 1800, probably in the next year or so.
Of course all this may just be a figment of my imagination, but if the S&P were to hit 1800 by next year I’m going to straight cash! j/k But on a side note, after the market peak of 1980, the S&P declined about 25% through mid 1982… Whoops!
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Daniel Miller and Jason Robinson are self taught investors based in Daphne, Alabama, and are the co-founders of the WallStreetBean. Neither one of them are professional investors - just two regular guys who want to share their investing ideas and thoughts with others. More