1987 versus 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | 01:30 PM

I keep repeating I am not a fan of the 1987 parallel to 2007. I am not saying its impossible -- just less likely than other potential parallels (My choice is 1973, Doug Kass' is 1937).

Yet many readers keep drawing my attention to the 1987 conclusion. As a service to those of you who find this compelling, here is an overlay of the chart several of you have sent in.


Dow Industrials 1986-87 - 2006-07



UPDATE: April 20, 2007 6:21am

This chart (courtesy of Charles) shows the scale of the run up between the two eras to be very different . . .

Dow 1987 and 2007, scaled to 100
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Barry - have to say I was with you but if one believes that patterns ar truth and repeat that's a scary chart. Just for us learning- and memory-impaired types could you re-fresh us on what's different about the economy ? And what's different about the markets ?

To my understanding we had a major inflation worry with growing credit problems on the first. But Black Thursday ?

Posted by: dblwyo | Apr 18, 2007 1:37:46 PM

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