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Posted on 25 Apr 2013 | 4,560 views
Fake Tweets can Cause a Stock Market Crash

At 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday April 23, 2013 — the Twitter feed of the Associated Press told us that Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion at the White House. The tweet was fake — the product of a hack — but given the events in Boston last week, the news spread like wildfire, garnering more that 4,000 re-tweets.

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Posted on 27 Oct 2012 | 15,653 views
The Next Stock Market Crash Will be Bigger Than the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Prepare yourself for another stock market crash as big as the free fall in October 1987. If it happened today, the Dow would drop 2,965 points on the session to finish at roughly 10,158. We’re kidding ourselves if we think that market regulatory reforms such as Circuit Breakers will be able to prevent it.

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Posted on 9 Aug 2011 | 5,746 views
Is it a Stock Market Crash When the Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops 1,147 Points Over Three Trading Days?

After “Black Tuesday“, October 29, 1929, Variety declared “Wall Street Lays an Egg” — to describe a drop of 23 percent in the stock market over two days. In the stock market “Crash of 1987”, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 22.6 percent of its value in one day. On Monday August 8, 2011 the Dow dropped 634.76 points to 10809.85. Does the sharp decline qualify as a “Stock Market Crash”?

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Posted on 5 Aug 2011 | 5,195 views
Dow Jones Stock Market Still 30% Overvalued

Whenever the stock market plunges for several days it reminds us the stock market crash in October 1929, which triggered the 12-year great depression that hit all the western industrialized nations. It all began on a “Black Thursday“, Oct. 24, 1929, when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) collapsed. Stock prices plummeted on that day, and continued to fall at an unprecedented rate for a full month.

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Posted on 21 May 2011 | 3,803 views
Splash Crash Will be Catastrophic Compared to Flash Crash Stock Market Plunge

One year after the “Flash Crash” that rattled the markets worldwide the Securities and Exchange Commission still has a long way to go to make sure such a major “Stock Market Plunge” doesn’t happen again, academics and other analysts said.