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More On That 1929 Crash Parallel…

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    February 13, 2014

    That Marketwatch story with the scary 1929-2014 stock market crash chart noted here yesterday has been bouncing around the internet for the better part of a day now and it seems that one Ryan Detrick sought to make it a little less scary by putting the two curves on the same scale as many, like myself, had suggested.

    The much-less-scary result is shown below.

    Not so scary stock chart

    An alternative view of the significance of the Marketwatch chart was offered up in this item at Short Takes where a repeat of the head-and-shoulders top from 1929 looked like it would translate to about another four percent decline from current levels for the S&P500.

    That’s probably a good area to keep an eye on…

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