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This has been a wild week for me. My daughter was born and a few of our articles got major media attention on sites such as MarketWatch. We hope you enjoy these charts over the weekend. We have an incredible interview ready to post on Monday …

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Where are we now?

Where are we now?

One of my mentors Brian Shannon updated a big picture chart of where we might be in the grand scheme of the recession. (Source: Alphatrends)

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VIX v. S&P500

VIX v. S&P500

Although the market is at the same levels it was in early December, the VIX is 60% lower. (Source: Zero Hedge)

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CD v. S&P500 Return from 1994-2008

CD v. S&P500 Return from 1994-2008

Macro-strategist Barry Ritholtz shows us that if you invested $10,000 in certificates of deposit in 1994, you would have more money than a friend who invested an equal $10,000 into the S&P500 over the same time period. (Source: The Big Picture)

Source: Is This the Capitulation Phase?