“You can observe a lot by just watching!” – Yogi Berra
Sunday, February 20, 2011
S&P 500 Priced in Gold
perspective on the long-term performance of the stock market, today's
chart presents the Dow priced in ounces of gold (i.e. the Dow / gold
ratio). For example, it currently takes 8.8 ounces of gold to 'buy the
Dow' which is considerably less that the 44.8 ounces it took back in
1999. Priced in gold, the Dow has been in a severe 11-year bear market.
Lately, however, the Dow (priced in gold) has stopped declining for
long enough to break above its six-year, accelerated downtrend channel.