Chart Art – The Year 2020 is Full of Masterpieces

Charlie has a great post out titled ‘Put These Charts On Your Wall‘. The gist:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but in investing it is worth so much more. Having a few extreme charts on your wall can be a helpful reminder that there is no such thing as “can’t,” “won’t,” or “has to” in markets.

The market doesn’t have to do anything, least of all what you think it should do. The market does what it wants, when it wants to do it. It is the real-time personification of collective human psychology, with fear and greed on full display.

That’s what makes it so hard and at the same time so interesting. There are times when skepticism is warranted and other times when you need to suspend disbelief, with no manual to help you decipher which situation applies.

Find some charts that speak to you personally, and put them on your wall as a constant reminder that the range of possible outcomes is much wider than any of us think. In 2020 we’ve already seen a lifetime supply of material and we still have half the year to go.

I may do so with a few.

My two favorites were oil dropping below $0 barrel…

and…

It only took 30 days for investors and traders to relaize that a bear market for the land based economy was a bull market for the cloud based economy.

I have added one more chart to Charlie’s great list that seems to be ‘the’ single stock poster of the COVID era…$NVAX moving from $3 to $100 and beyond in 2020: