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Friday, February 27, 2009

Bear Market Update

2007-2009 Bear Market Statistics 02/27/09

All three major indexes are now officially 50% or more off their peak values made in 2007. This chart appears to include dividends reinvested to calculate how far the markets are down. The raw data below this graph uses actual trading data to calculate raw index returns, before dividends. No matter how you slice it, the bear market has been brutal to stock market investors.


S&P500 Chart
Last Market High 10/11/07 at 1,576.09
Last Market low 02/27/09 at 734.52
Current S&P500 Price 735.09
Decline in Points = 841.00
Decline in percent = 53.4%
Max Decline = 53.4%
  • =>This means the decline from intraday high to intraday low is 53.4% and we are currently 53.4% off the peak.
  • =>The decline in the S&P500 from the closing high to the closing low was 53.0%

DJIA Charts
Last Market High 10/11/07 at 14,279.96
Last Market Low 02/27/09 at 7,033.62
Current DJIA Price 7,062.93
Decline in Points = 7,217.03
Decline in percent = 50.5%
Max Decline = 50.7%
  • =>This means the decline from high to low has been 50.7% and we are currently 50.5% off the peak.

  • =>The decline in the DOW off the closing high to the closing low was 50.1%

NASDAQ Charts
Last Market High 10/31/07 at 2,861.51
Last Market Low 11/21/08 at 1,295.35
Current NASDAQ Price 1,377.84
Decline in Points = 1,483.67
Decline in percent = 51.8%
Max Decline = 54.7%
  • =>This means the decline from intraday high to intraday low is 54.7% and we are currently 51.8% off the peak.
  • =>The decline in the NASDAQ off the closing high to the closing low was 54.0%

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NASDAQ COMPOSITE ^IXIC

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