Dow Industrials (Inflation-Adjusted)

Today’s Chart of the Day illustrates the Dow Jones Industrial Average adjusted for inflation going back to 1925. After one of the best month’s in the history of the stock market, I think it’s important for a little history lesson. According to

“When adjusted for inflation, the bear market that concluded in the early 1980s was almost as severe as the one that concluded in the early 1930s. Also, the inflation-adjusted Dow is up 145% since its 1929 peak and trades 74% above its 1966 peak – not that spectacular of a performance considering the time frames involved. It is also interesting to note that the Dow is up 86% from its March 9, 2009 low which is actually slightly more than what the inflation-adjusted Dow gained from its 1966 peak to today.”


Chart of the Day – Dow (Inflation Adjusted)