Doug Short (via Barry Ritholtz) offers this interesting chart of four nasty 20th Century bear markets: 1929, Nikkei, NASDAQ, and our current S&P 500. As the chart shows, we’re right on track for… well, we’re right on track for any of the scenarios, as well as for a recovery. But regardless of how this one ends, we’re off to a historically horrific start.
And here’s another good one, showing a shorter time span. Note that we have just caught up with the pace of the 1929 crash. (It was quicker early on, but the last three months have made up for lost ground).
Doug also has a couple of additional interesting charts, one a logarithmic scale instead of a linear scale. Check them out here.