Stock Market and Economic Cycles

Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This wisdom is true with investment cycles. Over the years, the stock market has displayed certain tendencies that make each cycle similar. However, there have been enough differences between these long-term cycles that often creates the mindset among investors that, “It’s different this time.” What follows are charts that focus on the common threads between stock market cycles and give a historical perpective.

The following cycle charts were found on the internet. Unfortunately, I was unable to determine their authors in order to give proper attribution. If you know the author of any of these, please notify me so that I can give proper acknowledgement.


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