Stock Market Crash 2007-2009
The 2007-2009 Crash
The Greedometer next climbed through 6500rpm in December 2006 and reached redline (7000rpm) in February 2007. A peak Greedometer reading of 7300 rpm was seen in late May – early June 2007.
The S&P500 dropped 57% from October 2007 through March 2009 and would have continued lower if it weren’t for QE1, bank bailouts, the AIG bailout, car company bailouts, and even more obscene levels of government overspending. Yet again, the fundamental flaws in the economy were not addressed. The cost of stemming the stock market and economic collapse was several $T added to our debt. The problem (debt) was made worse and the proverbial can was kicked down the road once again.
The mini Greedometer captured the collapse with a tighter focus. It also show shows the impact of the Fed launching QE1, expanding QE1, and of the announcement banks won’t have to value assets at prices the market says.
Data from the two gauges combine to provide months advance warning, and insight into S&P500 interim inflection points.
Here is a video applying the mini Greedometer to the SPX crash of 2007-09 on this site.