15 Largest Dow Jones Point Drops

15 Largest Dow Jones Point Drops Going back to 1896, yesterday was the 380th largest percentage drop ever for the Dow Jones. Picture source: LPL Financial LLC

Distribution of Calendar Year Returns: Dow Jones since 1900

Distribution of Calendar Year Returns: Dow Jones since 1900 The chart shows the calendar year returns on the Dow Jones since 1900, from lowest to highest. It also show that an average return (black bars) does not really exist if we take into account the distribution of calendar year returns since 118 years. Picture source: Jeroen Blokland

Dow Jones Transportation Average vs. S&P 500

Dow Jones Transportation Average vs. S&P 500 This interesting chart suggests that the Dow Jones Transportation Average underperforms in secular bull markets. Actually, the S&P 500 had higher returns when the Dow Jones Transportation Average experienced negative momentum. Picture source: Oppenheimer & Co.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Around First Fed Rate Cut

Dow Jones Industrial Average Around First Fed Rate Cut After first Fed rate cut, the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s gains are +24% on average when no recession, and +11% with a recession within 12 months. Picture source: Ned Davis, Ed Clissold

Dow Jones Index since 1896

Dow Jones Index since 1896 This great chart shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index since 1896 and lengthy periods of time with zero returns (dividends are not included). That’s the reason why we develop stock market forecasting models. Picture source: Mohnish Pabrai

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Since 1896

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Since 1896 If you listen to the news, there is always a good reason not to be invested in the stock market. You may also like “The Stock Market Continues to Climb the Wall of Worry.” Picture source: virtueofselfishinvesting.com Click the Picture to Enlarge

Commodity Stock Index vs. Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1937

Commodity Stock Index vs. Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1937 The chart shows that commodity stock prices have never been more depressed relative to the stock market. This Commodity Stock Index aligns with S&P North American Natural Resource Stock Index. Picture source: Goehring & Rozencwajg

Forward Performance Following First Fed Funds Rate Cuts

Forward Performance Following First Fed Funds Rate Cuts After first Fed rate cut, the S&P 500 performance is quite attractive on average when no recession. You may also like “Dow Jones Industrial Average Around First Fed Rate Cut.” Picture source: Strategas