What Do Peace Dividends Look Like?

The big discussion on the financial web will revolve around what Osama Bin Laden‘s death will mean for the economy and stock market.  I don’t have any answers but what I can provide is a little perspective.

Below I’ve charted up two different “Peace Dividend” charts of the Dow Jones Industrial Average following two major breakouts of peace.  I am not inferring that Al Qaeda and terrorism are no longer a threat, I am saying that the Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s death, when taken alongside the Arab Spring and its lack of Al Qaeda presence or influence, is potentially of monumental significance.

Have a look below…

And below the Mother of all Peace Dividends, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, followed by the Soviet Union’s collapse and the end of the Cold War:

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