Here’s The Real S&P 500 Chart That No One Ever Talks About

Here is a chart of the S&P500 adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, which is released monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What  still stands out to me is the consistency of the lower lows and lower highs  since the year 2000. Hardly the uptrend and bull market that we hear about so  often.

S&P CPi

You rarely see a chart like this because the “all-time  high” headlines are so much sexier. No one likes to add  the,“But in real terms we’re still far from it”. Who wants  to buy a newspaper that says that? I know I wouldn’t. But fortunately I’m not in that business and I can share with you guys any chart I want. And I think it’s important that when I speak with investors, they understand how in Real terms, not only is the S&P500 not at all-time highs, but actually down 20% over the last 13.5 years. It’s all  about purchasing power isn’t it? Or in this case, the lack there of?

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