50 years ago would be 1959, but your point is correct, there is no real comparison of 2009 in the USA to anything. It is likely this downturn will be for gotten in a few years just like the last one in 2001-2002.
I did mean 1959 but the thing on everyone's mind is 1929 great depression
Meanwhile I try making $100 every day in the market which will add up much faster then someone holding and watching for the next bull market. Cuz I'll be at the bull market. I'm just make some spending money while I wait. Wealth is really just shifting from bulls to bears now.