About Illumicharts

Illumicharts began in 2006 after long study of Ludwig von Mises' Human Action. There I learned about the business cycle, its causes and its effects. At that point, though, while I had a priori knowledge, I wondered if the effects could be seen empirically. That was when I first encountered the Dow/Gold Ratio. Since then, I have made other connections and realizations. Some of these may be of interest to those who are on a similar quest to understand economics and the current economic environment.

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If you have ideas, comments, questions, or if you know how to get data, especially daily data that includes either of the previous Dow/gold ratio cycles (daily data from the 20's and 30's or from the 60's and 70's), I'd love to hear from you. Contact me at thegeneralistmailbox@gmail.com. I am especially interested in data for silver and for oil.

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There are some articles on The Generalist blog that might be useful to users of Illumicharts.