It’s been a decade since the financial crisis lows, and two decades since the 1999 stock market blow-off bubble top. In today’s chart, we put our party hats on as we look at an interesting stock market ratio: the S&P 500 / NYSE Ratio.
As you can see in the chart below, this ratio is testing the highs that it made in 1999. This comes at a time when the market is still trying to confirm a broader breakout to new highs. While the Nasdaq and S&P 500 are at all-time highs, the Dow Industrials and Russell 2000 are not.
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Will this ratio top out here – or will it break out to new highs? The outcome may determine how long the party lasts.
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