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Bear Markets »

Posted on 7 Apr 2011 | 10,592 views
Bear Markets Comparison Chart

A Bear Market is a prolonged period in which investment prices fall, accompanied by widespread pessimism. As investors anticipate losses in a bear market and selling continues, pessimism only grows. Bear Markets usually occur when the economy is in a recession and unemployment is high, or when inflation is rising quickly.

Headline »

Posted on 6 Apr 2011 | 17,018 views
Flash Crash on May 29, 1962

While many on Wall Street think our latest flash crash in 2010 was a bit of an anomaly, the truth is this has happened before and it was on May 29, 1962. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7% that day, down 34.95, the second-largest point decline then on record.

Crash of 1987 »

Posted on 30 Mar 2011 | 10,750 views
Comparing the 1929 Crash to the 1987 Crash

The stock market crashed two times during the 20th century — once in October 1929 and almost 60 years later in October 1987.

Stock Market Crashes »

Posted on 11 Mar 2011 | 6,542 views
The Largest Ever DJIA Intra-Day Sell-Off

On a point basis, the September 29, 2008 sell-off in the U.S. stock market marked the single-worst intra-day pullback in stock market history — a 777.68 decline, followed closely by the 733.08 point pullback two weeks later, on October 15, 2008. Of the 10-steepest declines in stock market history, six came at the end of 2008 during the depths of the financial crisis.