This chart puts the stunning scale of the stock market plunge into perspective

It’s been a wild few days in the markets.

US markets are rallying on Wednesday after an ugly day on Tuesday, which saw stocks rally sharply early in the day before a huge sell-off in the final hour of trading.

But as interesting as it is to track the play-by-plays, it’s also worth taking a gander at how this recent plunge looks relatives to others.

This chart from Doug Short highlights lows in the S&P 500 following all-time highs since just before the Great Recession.

Check it out.

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