LOL: Remember This Chart Comparing 2012 To 1995?

Earlier this year we compared this year’s early market rally to 1995, a year when shares gained more than 30 per cent — and growth that the market looked to outpace in 2012.

From early March:

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Photo: Eric Platt/Business Insider, Data: Bloomberg

That changed after shares sold off over the past few weeks, with the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq off six, eight, and 10 per cent, respectively quarter-to-date. 

All the major U.S. indexes remain positive year-to-date, but earlier returns have steadily been erased.

Below, S&P 500 performance compared to 1995 through Friday’s close.

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Photo: Eric Platt/Business Insider, Data: Bloomberg

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