I’m sure everyone has seen the various charts depicting the stock market during The Great Depression to that of our recent period.
The comparisons that I have seen show a definite visual resemblance, and perhaps that is what is attracting such attention, as these charts have proven very popular.
From my perspective, I think that any resemblance is more happenstance than anything else. I don’t expect The Financial Crisis to “play out” like The Great Depression, either in the stock market or fundamentally via the economy.
SPX at 923.72 as this post is written