The dollar was destroyed by 35%, and that equals from '07 at 14k and now 15k to equal 10k, so in reality the overall performance is DOWN not up, which is why so many people are OUT of the market. I am so tired of you all spouting a good economy when so many are out of work, and there are rampid problems with so much debt. Because that is the only way they've got the market is this high is by borrowing money. It will end badly, it always does when that is the case.
But we aren't comparing 2007 to today, it is Jan-2009 vs today... Even accounting for the dollar, we are up a lot since then.
Sure, it will end VERY badly... Society as a whole will breakdown probably... When that will happen is another matter.