Yes, I did and there is a connection. But it should be obvious that there is more to the US economy than just the stock market. When businesses start hiring and people start buying then we know that there is a possible turnaround. That was just a signal and, as I mentioned, a hope.
It would be difficult to find a historical correlation because no country has ever been $16 trillion in debt before, with added debts payable to a longer living baby boom generation who will be collecting money from the government rather than paying into it. If you can find a historical equivalence to this mess, then lets hear it.