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Posted on 15 Apr 2011 | 17,677 views
Stock Brokers and Margin Loans in the 1920s

In the 1920s people were investing with money they couldn’t afford through broker loans. The world markets heavily relied on the US market conditions which showed extraordinarily high p/e ratios.

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Posted on 10 Apr 2011 | 6,082 views
Ticker Tape Machine Could Not Keep up With Stock Market Crash of 1929

In 1929, people had “Ticker Tape Machines” on their desks — it was like a telegraph that made a ticking noise as it printed stock quotes. You would get an actual ribbon of paper with stock quotes but during the stock market crash of 1929, the stock ticker machines could not keep up with the volume in trading.

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Posted on 10 Apr 2011 | 5,079 views
Bucket Shops Before the Stock Market Crash of 1929

A “Bucket Shop” was an institution where one could buy and sell stock, though it was not a legitimate brokerage firm. When a customer placed an order it was written on a slip of paper and tossed into a bucket rather than being immediately transmitted to the floor of a stock exchange.

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Posted on 19 Mar 2011 | 11,198 views
What Caused the 1929 Stock Market Crash

The Roaring Twenties, the decade that led up to the Crash, was a time of wealth and excess. Despite caution of the dangers of speculation, many believed that the market could sustain high price levels. Shortly before the crash, economist Irving Fisher famously proclaimed, “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”