We recently rolled out a new feature on ETFdb that allows users to get the best view of how the markets have behaved since the 2008 recession. The new tool, located here, displays a line chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)’s performance starting six months before the market bottom. The tool allows users to compare SPY over the years with a wide variety of other markets to see how various economies and segments of the economy have progressed since the 2008 financial crisis.
Users can compare SPY to commodities, bonds, major sectors, and a multitude of countries from around the world. The chart makes it easy to determine winners and losers for different stretches of time and to see how the recovery has progressed across the board.
Users can click on any of the buttons on the right-hand side of the chart to compare SPY to a variety of ETFs representing all corners of the market. The starting period is just before the crash of Lehman and when the sell-off got particularly nasty – this allows users to see both the dip and the recovery, rather than starting at the bottom. At any point, users can hover-over the chart for a more detailed look at the funds and their performance:
This tool can give users a powerful, comparative look at the market over the last few years and the current bull run.
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