Hi Satti,

If you are referring to the Dow Jones, it bottomed out at 8,400 points in 2009 and is currently sitting above 25,000. So about a 300% increase for that index as well as the S&P 500… I agree 100% the stock market does not capture the economic reality of most people. GDP is actually not a very good indicator for the reality of many people. I’ve written about that in more detail, if you’re interested you can check it out here.

Thanks for the comment.

Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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