The S&P500 (SPX) index is almost twice as big as before 2008

Looking at the chart of the S&P500 (SPX) index and that of its other stock market counterparts is impressive when focused on the 2007-2009 fall, yet it is even more impressive – by far – when looking at how it skyrocketed between then and now. The 2009-2018 years show the steepest rise in a major stock market index ever up to the point that as it gets closer to the 3,000 points level, SPX is about to become twice as big – from a nominal standpoint – as it was in 2007 before “the financial world collapsed”. There are multiples explanations behind such a huge recovery over the last decade, however just staring at this chart for a minute or two should remind every investors that such a beautiful rise could mean that the fall – and there will be one someday – could be the very vice-versa of it.