Sunday, May 03, 2009

Nasdaq Composite 15 Year Perspective --Going Nowhere Fast (Chart)

Nasdaq Composite Monthly Bar Chart

Sometimes it is helpful to look at the market from a long term perspective. I think most believe the current bear market is new. However, the long term view indicates we have been in a bear market since the Nasdaq Composite topped out at 5,132 in March, 2000.

The high for the Nasdaq Composite in 1997 was 1690, then an all time high. You could say we are going no where fast.

Are we now in a long period of consolidation, prior to a new big bull?

Or, is the market consolidating before re-testing the October, 2002 near 1108?

I think the important perspective here is simple. This is a good time to be buying stocks on breaks to the downside. If you are young enough and investing for retirement, this might be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Baby Boomer? Ouch!

Nasdaq 15 Year Perspective 501
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