Monday, February 9, 2009

U.S Personal Savings Rate, along with the S&P 500 (1980-2008)

After reviewing data related to changes in US Personal Saving as a percentage of disposable income over several years, it seemed interesting to compare that trend with the performance of the S&P 500 over an extended period.

The chart presented here is based on quarterly data from 1980 through 2008. The red line is the S&P500, while the blue line is the saving rate (the high: 12%, the low: -0.5%).

1 comment:

  1. It's pretty simple, when people are feeling good about their circumstances, they spend more. When people are worried about their futures, they save more.

    Personal savings rate in US