The DOW Now and Then


Dow Jones Industrial Average: Then 14164.5; Now 14164.5


Regular Gas Price: Then $2.75; Now $3.73


GDP Growth: Then +2.5%; Now +1.6%


Americans Unemployed (in Labor Force): Then 6.7 million; Now 13.2 million


Americans On Food Stamps: Then 26.9 million; Now 47.69 million

Size of Fed's Balance Sheet: Then $0.89 trillion; Now $3.01 trillion


US Debt as a Percentage of GDP: Then ~38%; Now 74.2%


US Deficit (LTM): Then $97 billion; Now $975.6 billion


Total US Debt Oustanding: Then $9.008 trillion; Now $16.43 trillion


US Household Debt: Then $13.5 trillion; Now 12.87 trillion


Labor Force Particpation Rate: Then 65.8%; Now 63.6%


Consumer Confidence: Then 99.5; Now 69.6


S&P Rating of the US: Then AAA; Now AA+


VIX: Then 17.5%; Now 14%


10 Year Treasury Yield: Then 4.64%; Now 1.89%


EURUSD: Then 1.4145; Now 1.3050


Gold: Then $748; Now $1583


NYSE Average LTM Volume (per day): Then 1.3 billion shares; Now 545 million shares

From Hedge Fund guy Tyler Durden

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