Long Term Market Recoveries September 2, 2015 9:00am by Barry Ritholtz Source: Putnam Investments Spread the wealth. twitter facebook linkedin What's been said: Discussions found on the web: adrian.who commented on Sep 2 The 2011 decline of S&P500 index (closing prices, dividends ignored, Yahoo Finance: ^GSPC) was a 5-month 19,39% decline, from 1363,61 on Apr 29 to 1099,23 on Oct 3. The graph says dividends are not ignored, but reinvested. Still, I don’t think that by doing that you can get a 7-month 7% decline in 2011, like the graph says. intlacct commented on Sep 3 Great point. That was almost a bear… Maybe because I have a lot of int’l it was a bear in that. I definitely remember it more severe than a 7% pimple. bobsmith commented on Sep 2 Graphing that way is a bit misleading since the downside is capped at 100%. Perhaps a logarithmic or db scale would be more appropriate. Read this next.May 18, 2016 S&P Composite Index (Long term perspective)October 5, 2009 The Unemployment DilemmaAugust 20, 2012 Comparison of World Market Indexes Posted Under Cycles Markets Previous Post 10 Wednesday AM Reads Next Post Are You a Trader or an Investor?