NO, it's NOT different this time. Enjoying the quite hilarious 'headlines' of the Dow at all-time highs? Consider that the Dow is down ~50% vs. Gold snce the last "record Dow" in October 2007. Despite the FED 'creating' $118 million/hour [that's $85 billion/year for morons like Congresscritters and the OMB]: - Stock prices may be rocketing to new nominal high's, but the economy remains in a deleveraging cycle, wages and salaries as a percentage of GDP are declining, housing remains depressed, energy is increasingly expensive, employment remains in the dumper, and food stamp use keeps increasing. This is not the foundation fr a recovery o a strong economy...it is classic 'spin' or MOPE (management of perception economics). - An illuson. A fantasy. A lie. Oh, I almost forgot....with this DJIA 'all-time high' chatter from the teleprompter readers, more suckers are being lured into the market while the 'insiders' are busy bailing-out of it.