Motivated by the current lousy markets &$%#@!?
When we talked about drawdown we had a spreadsheet that looked at four stocks.
>For the last few years, right?
Yes. So I pulled up that spreadsheet to see how some indices performed over umpteen years and it didn't work good.
>So you changed it.
Uh ... no, I wrote another which would download daily stock prices (from Yahoo) for up to 50 years.
>Yahoo has that much historical data?
Sometimes. Anyway, it looks like this: (Click on the picture to download; it's a BIG file, some 4 MB ?!)
Having gazed at historical drawdowns I feel much better about the current market.