Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What was the lowest the stock market has ever been?

You've heard of the Great Depression, no doubt.  That was the low point of the stock market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow hit its all-time low of $42.84 on April 1, 1932.  Since then, with a lot of fits and starts and slumps, it has still climbed pretty steadily to its current value of more than $10,000.

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