Crash of 1929 »

Posted on 5 Mar 2011 | 12,698 views
Stock Market Crash of 1929 Faqs

Decades before the stock market crash of 1929, a certain quotable notable said this: “October — This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” Who was it?

Crash of 1987 »

Posted on 5 Mar 2011 | 9,646 views
Apple AAPL Stock Price on October 19, 1987

When Apple went public, it generated more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956 and instantly created more millionaires (about 300) than any company in history. The stock opened at $22 on the day of the IPO and closed at $29. Over 40 employees who left work at Apple on December 11 as working stiffs came to work next day as millionaires after the company went public on December 12, 1980.

Crash of 1929 »

Posted on 4 Mar 2011 | 21,607 views
General Electric Stock Price on October 29, 1929

In 1896, General Electric was one of the original 12 companies listed on the newly formed Dow Jones Industrial Average and still remains after 114 years, the only one remaining on the Dow (though it has not continuously been in the DOW index). GE has paid a dividend every quarter since 1899 including 32 consecutive years of dividend increases from 1976 to 2007.

Stock Market Crashes »

Posted on 3 Mar 2011 | 6,683 views
September is the Worst Month for Stocks

October usually comes to mind when you ask somebody what is the worst month to own stocks. That’s the month when Black Monday and Black Tuesday occurred, marking the crashes of 1987 and 1929. Some people might say May which has “Sell in May and go Away” tied to it. You might be surprised to know that September is historically the worst month to be invested in the stock market.