Thursday, May 14, 2015

Inflation-Adjusted Dow Up 130% From 2009 Low

Chart of the Day (May 13, 2015) - As the Dow trades approximately 1% below all-time record highs, this chart provides some perspective by illustrating the inflation-adjusted Dow since 1900. There are several points of interest. Take for example an unlucky buy-and-hold investor that invested in the Dow right at the dot-com peak of December 1999. A decade and a half after the dot-com peak of December 1999, the Dow is up a mere 12%. On the other hand, the inflation-adjusted Dow is now up a significant 130% from its financial crisis lows in 2009.